Search of drug offender’s residence yields marijuana plants, leads to arrest

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CALEDONIA, Wis. – Agents with the Racine County Metro Drug Unit and Racine County Sheriff K-9 Unit executed a search warrant Tuesday, arresting a 50-year-old man and seizing 23 potted marijuana plants among other contraband.

Gregg R. Guldbrandson, of Racine, was arrested for being involved with a grow operation in Caledonia. Surveillance equipment recorded Guldbrandson trespassing on private property in the 5700 block of State Highway 31, where the operation was discovered. Agents discovered another grow operation at Gudbrandson’s residence at 1416 Illinois Street, Racine when executing their search warrant.

Guldbrandson’s residence was searched around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. Information about his involvement in growing marijuana developed in September.

The grow operation in Caledonia occurred on private property not owned by Gudbrandson. During the drug bust, agents recovered 23 potted marijuana plants, about 270 grams of finished marijuana product, 551 grams of marijuana butter, growing equipment and paraphernalia.

Guldbrandson was taken to Racine County Jail and is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, manufacturing THC 20-50 plants, manufacturing THC 200-1000 grams, keeping a place for drug sales and possession of paraphernalia. Guldbrandson is a repeat drug offender.

Official charges have not been filed with the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.