Raid of Hopkins Home Nets Pot, Homemade Machine Guns
When members of a drug task force raided a Hopkins home in March, we now know they found a marijuana grow operation and homemade machine guns.
In a news release issued Friday, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Lisa Kiava said the raid happened March 23rd at a house on 17th Avenue South. They arrested a resident, 59-year-old Michael Raymond Stone.
The raid was conducted by the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force, an agency that includes officers from Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Edina, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park as well as Hennepin County Deputies.
"While executing the search warrant, investigators found an active marijuana grow operation and recovered 24 firearms," said Kiava. "Two of them were 9mm rifles that were homemade and fully automatic, which means they are machine guns as defined by Minnesota Statute."
Stone now faces a charge of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and two counts of felony possession of a machine gun.