Police: Elizabethville man used children to grow, sell marijuana

ELIZABETHVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A Dauphin County man is wanted on drug and endangerment charges after police say he had children helping him grow and sell marijuana.

Michael D. Newberry, of Elizabethville, was growing marijuana plants inside and outside his home at 140 Spruce Street and at four locations in Washington Township, according to charging documents filed by state police in Lykens.

Thirty-five marijuana plants were seized last week, along with marijuana leaves, seeds, growing materials and paraphernalia, police said in the complaint.

Newberry, 45, allegedly used family members and children to help him grow, harvest, package, and sell the marijuana. He faces drug and conspiracy charges, as well as counts of endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, reckless endangerment and intimidation of witnesses.

His whereabouts are unknown. Police believe he is in or will return to the Dauphin County area.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call state police in Lykens at 717-362-8700.

Police added that they expect to make additional arrests in the case.

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