Couple sentenced in marijuana operation

Published 10:16 am Friday, April 8, 2016

A couple has been sentenced after law enforcement found a marijuana growing operation in the basement where they lived.

Terry Stackhouse, 28, and Amy Johnson, 30, were sentenced with felony fifth-degree drug sales and manufacturing. The couple is formerly of Frankford Township, but now lives in Kasson, according to court records

Stackhouse has been sentenced to 180 days in Mower County Jail and 10 years supervised probation. If he violates the conditions of his probation, he will spend one year in prison. He is also required to submit five character references from people that know him and from himself.

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Johnson has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.

According to a court complaint, a tipster notified area police about a grow operation in the basement of a home at the 22500 bock of 795th Avenue in Frankford Township, where the couple lived with their 1-year-old.

Police raided the house on July 23, 2015 and found 56 marijuana plants, along with other equipment used to grow marijuana. Officers also found a marijuana pipe, a digital scale, and a bag of marijuana, among other things.