Putnam man, woman charged after synthetic marijuana bust

From left: Tad Elie and Tisha-Lynette Hirst (Photos provided by Connecticut State Police)

PUTNAM, Conn. (WTNH) — A man and woman were arrested on Wednesday following a search and seizure warrant at a Putnam home, where officers found numerous bags of pre-packaged synthetic marijuana.

According to state police, troopers executed two drug-related search and seizure warrants at 22 Pearl Avenue, at around 6:15 pm. Authorities say the search warrants were issued as part of an on-going synthetic marijuana trafficking investigation.

Investigators determined over time that 26 year-old Tisha-Lynette Hirst was actively storing, processing and selling synthetic marijuana out of that Pearl Avenue home where she lives, police said.

While conducting the search, police found 24 year-old Tad Elie, of Putnam, who was taken into custody on an active warrant for his arrest.

Both Hirst and Elie are facing charges. Hirst is being held on $25,000 bond and was charged with possession of narcotics and possession with intent to sell. Elie is being held on $75,000 bond was charged with second degree strangulation and unlawful restraint.

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