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Posted on: July 7, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Salem woman arrested for actions at fire scene

Alison Cary

According to Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy, a Salem couple has been arrested after an illegal marijuana grow was located in their home.

Alison L. Cary, 55, of Dillon Hill Road was charged with criminal tampering with physical evidence, a felony, as well as a misdemeanor count of obstructing governmental administration.

Her husband, Jeffrey Cary, 58, was charged with unlawful growing of cannabis as a result of a July 5, 2015 incident at their home. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Cary home for a reported structure fire in the residence.

Upon further investigation the fire appeared to have started in the basement of the residence as a result of an electrical fire. There was an illegal marijuana grow located in the basement. There were also marijuana plants located in various locations around the property.

Alison Cary uprooted several marijuana plants and fled into a wooded area, attempting to hide evidence. Deputies had already located and documented the evidence and later relocated and secured the evidence. She was processed at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and released pending a future court date in the Town of Salem Court.

Jeffrey Cary was also issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Salem Court.

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