The arraignment of Garry Kanter of Cleveland Heights on felony drug charges was scheduled for April 10 in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Kanter, 55, was indicted March 27 on charges of drug trafficking and possession, illegal manufacturing/cultivation of marijuana and possession of criminal tools.
He was arrested March 20 after a search warrant led to the discovery of about 2,300 grams of suspected hash oil and 59 marijuana plants in his Cummings Road home, Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeff Robertson said. A Drug Enforcement Agency task force assisted Cleveland Heights officers with the search, he said.
Robertson said hash oil comes from marijuana plants and is “much more potent than a regular marijuana cigarette.” He said the evidence collected from Kanter’s home has been sent to the Cuyahoga County regional lab for analysis.
Robertson said he could not comment on how the police department learned of the alleged illegal activity in Kanter’s home. He also declined to comment on whether police believe drugs were being sold directly out of the home.
Kanter was released March 25 from Cuyahoga County Jail on bond, set at $25,000.
He has no previous criminal history, according to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court website.