Domestic dispute leads to discovery of possible marijuana grow operation

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A possible marijuana grow operation was discovered on Stanwix Street in Rome Thursday morning following a reported domestic dispute, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Kayla C. Reed, 33, of Stanwix Street, arrived at the residence at about 9 a.m. Thursday, waking up fellow resident Chad M. Roe, 32, with the sound of breaking glass. Police said the two got into an argument and Roe attacked Reed, striking her several times.

The two eventually got into a vehicle and Reed drove Roe to the area near the police station at West Court and North James streets. Police said Roe got out to walk to his destination, then Reed offered to keep giving him a ride. Police said Reed struck Roe with the vehicle when he went to get back in. Roe was taken to Rome Health for his injuries.

When police investigated, they said they determined through an order of protection that the couple had children, so officers went to the Stanwix Street home to see if the children were there. The officers arrived and said they found the glass broken on the front door, prompting the officers to go inside and search for the children.

Once inside, police said they found large quantities of marijuana. Police said they found active plants growing in the home, and several jars of suspected marijuana. Police said they also found a shotgun in one of the rooms.

Roe is charged with one count each of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree assault and fourth-degree possession of a weapon, police stated. Reed is charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree mischief and reckless endangerment, authorities said. They are both scheduled to appear in City Court.

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