$145K Pot Bust at Temple
College students growing and selling marijuana
By Vince Lattanzio
Updated 12:03 AM EST, Thu, Nov 20, 2008
Four ?green? entrepreneurs living right off the Temple University campus were arrested Tuesday for growing and selling hydro-ponic marijuana, according to Philadelphia Police Wednesday.
Four college students were arrested for growing and selling marijuana.
Narcotics officers descended onto the 2200 block of North Camac Street in North Philly and found 16 lbs (7,264 grams) of pot with a street value of $145,280. There were also 9 live marijuana plants in the house worth more than $12,000.
Kevin Mastridge, Michael Deltito, Marcella Gringeri and Jeremy Harris were all charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Use of Communication Faculty, Criminal Conspiracy and related offenses.
Three of the four arrested were college students. Mastridge and Deltito are students at Temple University. Gringeri is a student at La Salle University.