Marijuana Forest Seized, Manorville Man Arrested

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 9/26/2017 | Views: 511

A months’ long Sheriff’s Office investigation culminated last week with the confiscation of over one-hundred marijuana plants in addition to previously harvested marijuana in various stages of the drying process prior to packing for sale, totaling over 30 pounds. 

The entire operation was concealed on a wooded lot in Manorville where the marijuana was grown in a subterranean grow house which was covered by a utility storage building. 

Initially, informant based leads were supplied to Sheriff’s Office investigators which were subsequently corroborated by a detective from Northport Village Police Department. Surveillance was conducted by the Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Northport Village Police Department.  A search warrant was executed on September 19, 2017 resulting in the above seizure of drugs as well as the arrest of Donald Guichard of Manorville.  Mr. Guichard is charged with multiple felonies including Sale of Marijuana 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.  Mr. Guichard is currently being held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility on a $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond pending the disposition of the case.