Marijuana plants, guns found by police during search in Framingham home where viral video was shot – News – Wicked LocalPosted by On


A Framingham couple created a video of the police search, which went viral, and claimed their rights were violated. According to an affidavit written by Framingham police Detective Jay Ball, the MetroWest Drug Task Force began an investigation last week into possible drug sales at 47 Prior Drive.

FRAMINGHAM – Investigators say they had evidence that at least two people were selling marijuana from a Prior Drive residence before they searched the home last week. A video of the police search went viral earlier this week.

No one has been charged as part of the investigation, according to Framingham District Court records.

On Tuesday, police returned the search warrant to Framingham District Court. The warrant lists what police found, as well as the reason for the search.

According to the search warrant return, police found 247 grams of marijuana (8.7 ounces), 20 marijuana plants, at least 10 guns, more than $1,700 in cash, 15 bags of marijuana seeds, a digital scale, a role of medical cannabis stickers, packaging material, “a large amount of ammo” and five vape cartridges.

According to state law, individual residences cannot have more than 12 marijuana plants.

Video of Framingham police search goes viral, family calls foul

Antoinette Callahan, who lives at 47 Prior Drive along with Ryan Fogarty and her adult son, Gineto Callahan, released a video of police entering the home. She claimed – in social media posts and a GoFundMe fundraiser she started – that police violated the family’s constitutional rights by entering the home without a warrant. Police said they were there to secure the home until a search warrant was obtained.

Police seized everything, including the marijuana, guns and drugs, and Antoinette Callahan’s and Fogarty’s licenses to carry. They also seized the cash. Although the reason was not listed, prosecutors often file forfeiture motions in drug cases, saying that the seized cash or property are the proceeds of drug sales.

According to an affidavit written by Framingham police Detective Jay Ball, the MetroWest Drug Task Force, which is comprised of detectives from Framingham and Natick, began an investigation last week into possible drug sales at the residence.

VIDEO: HighImpactVlog’s posting of the video. (Editor’s Note: There are claims made in the narration included in this video that the Daily News has not been able to substantiate and other claims are incorrect.)

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