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Rural Benson man busted for apparent pot-growing operation


BENSON -- A rural Benson man made his first court appearance Friday on a fifth-degree drug possession charge filed after law enforcement officials searched his property and found an apparent marijuana growing operation.

Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 bond or $2,500 cash for Jeffrey Peter Marose, 45. Conditional release was allowed on his personal recognizance. His next appearance in Swift County District Court was not set.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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