Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
August 9, 2010
Over 1,000 Marijuana Plants Seized In Cultivation Raid

On August 9, 2010, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Force (SNTF) obtained information of a large- scale outdoor marijuana grow being operated at 41 Raymond Schoolhouse Road, Canterbury.  The property included a residential home, a large two-story barn and a green house.  Members of SNTF responded and found the below listed accused working together erecting the green house on the property which was being utilized to grow marijuana.  It was also discovered that the home and barn had been converted into a sophisticated marijuana grow operation with each area/room functioning for various stages of the cultivation process.  This investigation continues.

***Street value of marijuana plants seized is approx. $1 million***

Seized:               1,102 marijuana plants in various growth stages

                           $1,600 US currency

                           Numerous items of equipment utilized in the cultivation process

ACCUSED #1:      Richard Houghtaling        DOB:  07/12/63 

                           32 Fleetwood Dr., Danbury, Ct.

ACCUSED #2:      Thomas Phravixay           DOB: 02/18/70

                           41 Raymond Schoolhouse Rd., Canterbury, Ct.

ACCUSED #3:      Sisouk Phravixay              DOB: 04/04/54

                           4811 162nd Ave., North Clearwater, Fl.

ACCUSED #4:      William Eichin                     DOB: 4/12/69

                           183 Crestwood Dr., Naugatuck, Ct.

CHARGES:            Possession of Marijuana > 4 ounces

                             Cultivation of Marijuana WITS over one kilo

                             Operating a Drug Factory

                              Conspiracy to Commit Cultivation of Marijuana WITS over one


TOTAL BOND:      $150,000.00

COURT:                  Danielson Superior Court

                              August 10, 2010               

Anyone with information regarding any illegal narcotic activity in Eastern Ct. is asked to call the Statewide Narcotic Task Force – East Field Office at 860-442-9292 or the Anonymous Tip line at 800-443-7847.  All calls will remain confidential.

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Lt. J. Paul Vance