Police: Clearfield pair grew marijuana in their yard

Children were allegedly pruning pot plants

CLEARFIELD — Two people accused of growing marijuana at their Clearfield County home waived their rights to a

preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court.

Austin Michael Mullan, 25, is charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and corruption of minors.

Jollene Marie Boyer-Rabenstein, 38, is charged with a felony count of conspiracy to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and corruption of minors.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the owner of the home in Morrisdale told police he was at the property to inspect it for insurance reasons. Mullan and Boyer-Rabenstein were renting the home along with Boyer-Rabenstein’s four children.

While the owner was in the backyard, he allegedly saw several marijuana plants 3 to 4 feet tall in pots on the back deck. There also were smaller plants in red cups. One of the children was reportedly pruning the plants.

The owner took photos, which he showed to police, and an officer who went to the home also saw the plants.

After a search warrant was executed on the residence, police found the potted marijuana plants, the smaller plants in cups, a small amount of processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

Both defendants remain incarcerated. Mullan is being held on $50,000, unsecured bail.

Boyer-Rabenstein’s bail was lowered from $15,000 to $1,000 on Wednesday.

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