AUBURN — Police discovered a cache of guns and drugs after responding to a home for a report of a drug overdose.

When officers went to the home on Washington Street North on Friday, they found a 44-year-old man who was unconscious, Deputy Police Chief Timothy Cougle wrote in a statement.

Auburn police officer Joshua King helps load marijuana plants into a trailer on Friday. Christopher Williams/Sun Journal

Paramedics administered Naloxone, an opioid antidote, that successfully revived the man.

Police said they found drugs and guns located near the man. Police executed a search warrant at the home as well as a business address at 30 Riverside Drive that had been leased by the same man.

During their search, police found several firearms, including a .50-caliber weapon and hundreds of rounds of ammunition believed to be of an “armor piercing/incendiary” type, according to Cougle.

A large amount of marijuana was found at the man’s home with “evidence of illegal marijuana extraction operation,” Cougle wrote.


That property had many “unapproved electrical and structural alterations” to accommodate the cultivation of marijuana, according to the statement.

Police later searched the leased space on Riverside Drive, where they found a marijuana cultivation facility.

Neither the tenant nor the facility had registered or been licensed through the state under the medical marijuana law nor through the city’s ordinance, Cougle wrote.

Police continue to investigate, and criminal charges have yet to be brought.

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