A Delaware County politician was arrested on Friday after police say they removed more than 450 marijuana plants from his backyard, according to the Delaware County Times.
Investigators say they received information indicating possible drug activity at the home of 55-year-old Kenneth Soderland. The Delco Times reports that Soderland is a Republican committeeman from Sharon Hill who was out of work on disability.
On Friday, police raided his home on Greenwood Road in Sharon Hill. When they arrived, investigators say they found 461 marijuana plants in the backyard, seven jars of marijuana from the front bedroom, three trash bags filled with marijuana from the basement as well as devices used to grow marijuana, according to the Delco Times. The Delco Times reports Soderland told police the drugs were for “his own personal use.”
Soderland was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to manufacture and deliver and other related offenses.
He is currently in the Delaware County Prison after failing to post bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on August 1.