Victims become suspects in marijuana-related home invasion - KMOV.com

Victims become suspects in marijuana-related home invasion

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(KMOV.com) – Belleville police have three suspects in custody after an apparent home invasion led to the discovery of a large quantity of high grade marijuana in their home.

Reports indicate that Belleville police called the St. Clair County Drug Tactical Unit to a residence in the 2400 block of East Main Street following a report of a home invasion. Investigators say they discovered more than 2700 grams of marijuana and a large amount of money at the residence.

Police arrested Nicholas Haas, Sean Hulse and Austin Robertson on unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis charges, a class 1 felony. Hass is being held on $200,000 bond, while Hulse and Robertson are being held on $150,000 bond.

Police say the incident started with a home invasion call around 11:50 p.m. on October 15. Officers arrived at the scene to find two people near the back of the home. One of the persons was bleeding from the head. According to police it was not clear at the time if the home invasion suspects were still in the home.

Police sent a K-9 into the residence to search out the invasion suspects. While the K-9 was searching for suspects, officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence and saw jars inside with a green substance.

After a search of the home the two men found at the back of the residence and another man located down the street from the scene were determined to be the homeowners and were arrested.

Police are still searching for as many as four suspects from the original home invasion.

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