AMESBURY (CBS) – An Amesbury man is facing drug charges after officers found 25 marijuana plants growing in a secret room behind a closet in his home.

Michael Makiej was arrested over the weekend and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.

Police say a tip from California authorities sent them to Makiej’s home.

They were told that a package containing two pounds of marijuana was being shipped to Makiej’s address.

pothead Amesbury Police Uncover Sophisticated Marijuana Operation In Secret Room

Michael Makiej was arrested in Amesbury, accused of growing marijuana.

Officers got a warrant to seize the marijuana and to search Makiej’s home.

They found some small marijuana plants and a significant amount of growing materials in Makiej’s room.

Believing there was more marijuana in the house, officers continued their search and found a secret room behind a closet.

That secret room contained about 25 plants, large lights, temperatures gauges and a venting system.

Amesbury police called it one of the most elaborate marijuana-growing systems they’ve ever come across.

Comments (15)
  1. Dave says:

    OH NO! You mean to tell me he was GROWING A PLANT in HIS HOME!?!


  2. Liz says:

    This is ridiculous…just legalize it already!

  3. Steve says:

    If you’re growing it, why would you risk having 2lbs shipped to you? But both above are right. Time and time again, we see stories regarding marijuana and the overwhelming majority of people have the same reaction. Who gives a …., just legalize it already.

    1. Brian says:

      Having 2 lbs shipped to you is really stupid! He must not have had much ‘ripe’ of his own to do something so stupid….or his pot is SO good that he was so stupidly high in having some mailed to himself!

  4. massman says:

    Amesbury’s finest must be so proud.

  5. Nosgood4me says:

    Wow here’s a surprise.. not only dope heads can’t read. They have lousy math as well. comprehension difficulty i know…. also a thing
    called heat signature,,, been around long enough. combined with excessive wattage use.and yet Einsteins still buy equipment and still try to grow
    keep smokin.
    Lastly… druggies think they can speak as a majority , fool .
    I don’t think so..
    People with a self worth and brains don’t destroy what God gave them. Unless your disappointed in yourself.
    Do you hate yourself that much ?

    1. BeanTownBruins4 says:

      From that anger filled rant, it’s pretty obvious your the one’s who not happy.
      Thats what miserable people do. They go online and verbally attack other’s by saying things that only reflect their own insecurities.
      It’s not our fault you have a chip on your shoulder.

      1. Nosgood4me says:

        There is no anger or rant. If you must know its stinking hilarious …
        You simply may have no selfrespect… treat yourself as someone who can’t function without being wasted.

        I like not having to suck up to friends to pollute your mind or ( FOOL ) yourself and others your big .. if that’s being ” miserable ” or having ” chip ” i feel great i don’t have to go through life funding children’s deaths with drug deals gone bad , with having a drug life style .

        and keep trying to believe that tripe of recreational use or pot is harmless PU ! or the new BS medicinal ploy,, i do hate druggies. and even more i hate working along side them. lost your license,, I’m not driving a druggie around and that’s what i tell the boss . i don’t work with druggies. has nothing to do with being insecure , but has a lot to do whether or not if i have patience ( which i do not nor the care ) to pick up a wastoid a** for work , or find his or hers personal belongings in the truck or hotel because someone did not have the foresight to nail it to their forehead so they wouldn’t loose it every damn day.
        nope hate druggies… i have no time for them.. by the way … you broke my heart..pfft… 0 sympathy for those that are hooked None.

        Probably the best thing that could come out of this, if he were employed he made an opportunity for someone else worth hiring… if he had a job.

    2. plantsarentbad says:

      “Wow here’s a surprise.. not only dope heads can’t read. They have lousy math as well.
      comprehension difficulty i know…. also a thing”

      what do you say about horrible grammar? :)

      and wastoid?! who uses that word? what planet do you live on?

      marijuana doesn’t make people lazy or stupid.
      if you’re a stupid lazy person, smoking pot will only make you stupider and lazier.
      sounds like you should stop hanging around losers….and get a better job.

      growing plants shouldn’t be illegal

      1. Nosgood4me says:

        Whats in a name…. it sure nuff stroked you good.

        Marijuana amplifies stupidity and losers are common and cant be avoided.. proof i just responded to one.

  6. BeanTownBruins4 says:

    You Mad :)

    1. Nosgood4me says:

      Not hooked … : )

  7. emom says:

    WOW,, seems someone has anger toward all… Heck seems someone has ruffled some feathers…… If I was working with you and you needed a ride or help acted this way , I dont think I would help either… Karma

    1. Nosgood4me says:

      along with Karma… you missed an opportunity to use words like. Dude , Dawg , Like and Spark another man.

      Would not accept the offer …walking is better for you… build’s character.

  8. Emily says:

    It costs 30-50,000 dollars a year to keep an inmate in prison. A child molester or rapist would probably get less time than this guy. If it was legalized and taxed, it would save tax payers money by not having hipppies put in jail, and they could make money off of taxing it and all of the many other uses hemp has. We could solve the deficit problem haha!!!

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