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PD: Man arrested after marijuana plants found in Southington house following home invasion

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Dan Morin faces drug charges after marijuana plants were found in his home. (Southington Police Department) Dan Morin faces drug charges after marijuana plants were found in his home. (Southington Police Department)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Southington man was arrested after police said they found marijuana plants in house last month during an investigation into a home invasion.

Police said 43-year-old Dan Morin and woman when three people “forced their way” into a home on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike on Jan. 4.

The three were dressed all in black with gloves and masks and armed with handguns, police said.

Morin was hit in the upper arm after one of the suspects fired two shots. Police said he suffered non-life threatening injuries. The woman did not report any injuries to police.

Following the home invasion, police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

During their investigation, officers found 105 marijuana plants, about 1.5 pounds of packaged marijuana and various pieces of marijuana growing equipment.

Police did not know if anything was taken from the home.

Morin was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana more than four ounces, operation of a drug factory, possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance and declaration of possession of large capacity magazine.

Morrin was released on a $50,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned at Bristol Superior Court on Feb. 22.

The home invasion remains under investigation by the Southington Police Department.

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