Police investigating Hadley hemp thefts

  • Suspects in recent hemp plant theft are seen in an image from a security camera. FACEBOOK/HADLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT


Staff Writer
Published: 9/28/2019 5:18:05 PM

HADLEY — Two people have been arrested following numerous complaints of the theft of hemp plants in the area, police said.

According to a post on the department’s Facebook page by Lt. Mitchell Kuc, the hemp, which has been stolen from an unspecified part of town, has been licensed by the state Cannabis Control Commission for commercial purposes. It has almost no THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, Kuc wrote.

An investigation last week resulted in two arrests and two people summoned to court, police said. 

Due to the thefts, cameras have now been installed around the fields. Kuc said police had obtained two license plates from the cameras, as well as one person who looked directly into the cameras. 

The case is under investigation and charges are pending in the latest theft, police said. 

Michael Connors can be reached at mconnors@gazettenet.com. 

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