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Couple faces charges after more than 13,000 THC vape cartridges, $900,000 found in Milwaukee home

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Updated: 10:00 p.m. on October 7, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A warrant shows an alert neighbor led police to a Milwaukee home where they found almost $1 million, drugs, and thousands of vaping cartridges. 

Neighbors in the quiet Milwaukee neighborhood still can't believe a million dollar drug operation was happening right under their noses.

"I would've thought it would be drugs that is why the cops raided, because no cars were coming or going or running around or anything like that," said neighbor Roy Gutschow. 

Police say Govanny Molina and Amanda Ware were found with several dozen pounds of marijuana and more than 15,000 vaping cartridges. 

The raid came after a neighbor noticed cars driving up to the home taking items from the suspects and driving away. The neighbor also thought they saw Molina give people drugs in exchange for money on more than one occasion. 

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Posted: 12:40 p.m. on October 7, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A search warrant executed at a Milwaukee home uncovered thousands of illegal THC vape cartridges. 

Authorities executed the search warrant on October 1, at a home on Norwich Court.

“Absolutely surprised. Nothing like this has happened," said Eldean, neighbor. 

Court documents say law enforcement noted the “distinct smell of marijuana” inside. A search of the residence uncovered a total of 13,509 THC vape cartridges, several bags, jars and containers filled with marijuana, a 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, and $935,874 in cash.

"Honestly I was wondering where they hid it, it’s a pretty small house and it's only two bedrooms," said a former resident of the home. 

Govanny Molina, 34, and Amanda Ware, 30, both face the following charges:

  • Possession with intent to deliver THC (>10,000 grams/>200 plants)
  • Maintaining a drug trafficking place

Molina and Ware will be back in court on October 14 for their preliminary hearing. Both are being held on a $25,000 cash bond. 

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