Police Find 70 Pot Plants in Helena Funeral Home

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – A 37-year-old man faces a felony drug charge after police say they found 70 marijuana plants in the attic of a Helena funeral home.

Authorities arrested Jason Blaine Thornock on Monday after serving a search warrant of the Helena Funeral Chapel. Thornock, the funeral home’s director, was jailed on a charge of criminal production or manufacture of dangerous drugs. He posted $50,000 bail Tuesday afternoon.

Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said Thornock is a licensed medical marijuana user who can legally grow six plants for personal use. Authorities left six plants and a grow light in the attic and entered the remaining 64 plants into evidence.

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