Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Time: 0830 hours
Location: Montgomery, Vermont
Offenders: Ben Snide DOB in 1979, John Rosploch DOB in 1970
Charges: Felony Marijuana Cultivation, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Regulated Drugs
On 01-10-2013 members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of John Rosploch located in the town of Montgomery, Vermont. During the execution of the search warrant 62 marijuana plants were located in various stages of maturity growing in the basement of Rosploch’s residence; an additional 3.4 pounds of processed and dried marijuana was also located throughout the residence. Also over 60 regulated pills of various types were located throughout the residence and vehicles, deputies also seized over $2,000 dollars in drug proceeds from the illegal cultivation. Deputies seized numerous firearms from the residence to include a Springfield XD handgun, a law enforcement style Mossberg breaching shotgun, an SKS assault rifle other various firearms, a bullet proof vest and a police style shield. Deputies seized over ten grow lights and other marijuana growing equipment as evidence of the crime cultivation of marijuana. The occupants of the residence, John Rosploch and Ben Snide were later charged with possession of marijuana a felony, cultivation of marijuana a felony and possession of regulated drugs a misdemeanor.