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Webster police break up alleged marijuana growing operation while responding to disturbance

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WEBSTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Three Webster residents are facing charges after police say they found marijuana plants in their home while responding to a domestic disturbance.

Webster police received complaints Wednesday about a disturbance at 5 Lake Parkway. When officers responded to the scene, they began investigating an alleged domestic assault between two of the residents, Kristy Shea, 22, and Sharon Newkirk, 56.

While on the scene, the officers reportedly discovered that two of the residents, Newkirk and 43-year-old Scott Shea, were involved in a marijuana growing operation. Investigators claim they found several marijuana plants and tools used to grow marijuana while executing a search warrant at the home.

Newkirk is facing several charges that include domestic assault and battery, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law, possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana.

Scott Shea is charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law, cultivation of marijuana, possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana.

Kristy Shea is charged with domestic assault and battery.

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