2 arrested after police discover large marijuana grow operation in Elwood home

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ELWOOD, Ind. – Two people are facing several charges after police say they discovered a large grow operation in an Elwood home Saturday evening.

A search warrant was executed after police say Officer Shoppell observed the odor of marijuana coming from the residence in the 1800 block of South A Street.

During the search, officers say they found around 184 marijuana plants. They also reportedly seized cocaine, steroids, paraphernalia, $1,948, and materials to cultivate and grow marijuana.

Police say it took approximately 8 hours for officers to process the scene and collect evidence.

Matthew A. Stockdale, 31, and Erika Cavaness, 32, were arrested as a result of the discovery.

Stockdale is being charged with the following:

  • Possession of cocaine level 6 felony
  •  Possession of syringe level 6 felony
  •  Possession of a controlled substance A misdemeanor
  •  Possession of paraphernalia C misdemeanor
  •  Dealing marijuana A misdemeanor
  •  Possession of marijuana B misdemeanor
  •  Maintaining common nuisance level 6 felony

Cavaness is facing these charges:

  •  Possession of cocaine level 6 felony
  •  Possession of a controlled substance A misdemeanor
  •  Possession of paraphernalia C misdemeanor
  •  Dealing marijuana A misdemeanor
  •  Possession of marijuana B misdemeanor
  •  Maintaining common nuisance level 6 felony