Danvers Man Jailed After Police Seize Pot Plants, Illegal Guns

The illegal grow operation was discovered in September 2011.

Michael Crisafi, the man who's home raided back in September, will be behind bars for two months, Wednesday. 

On September 16,  discovered at Crisafi's home of 133 High St.

Police said after receiving a search warrant, they discovered more than 40 marijuana plants in the home, as well as more than $50,000 and more than 100 prescription pills without prescription records.

Michael Crisafi, 45, of 133 High St., was charged on September 16, with possession with class D with intent to distribute, two counts of possession class B, two counts of possession of class C, six counts of possession class E, as well as two counts of improper storage of firearms.

According to Sergeant Bob Bettencourt, during the search, they also found 28 unsecured handguns, rifles and other large capacity firearms. Crisafi did have a license to carry weapons, but Bettencourt said because they were not properly secured they were confiscated, as Danvers Patch previously reported. 

Crisafi's lawyer tried to persuade Judge Michael Lauranzano to impose a term of house arrest instead of jail because Crisafi has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, . 

The judge ordered Crisafi to serve 60 days of a two-year jail term, then required that Crisafi spend six months confined to his home after he is released, as well as forfeiting the $50,900 that police found around the house on the day of their search, said.


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