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Three more charged in large drug bust; Couple, woman turn themselves in.

Byline: Scott J. Croteau

DOUGLAS - Three more people have been charged with drug distribution in connection with a large drug bust last week when a marijuana-growing lab was discovered inside a Glen Street home.

Bryan, 49, and Wendy Burnett, 46, of 71 Yew St., turned themselves in at the police station yesterday morning, according to police. They were accompanied by a lawyer.

Police said the Burnetts were business partners with Anthony J. Toloczko, 62, and his wife, Deborah A. Toloczko, 57, of 36 Glen St., who were arrested about 8 p.m. Thursday at Logan International Airport in Boston as they got off a plane, police said.

Mr. and Mrs. Burnett are each facing multiple drug charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of a class E drug with intent to distribute, possession of a stun gun and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

The Toloczkos allegedly had a marijuana growing lab with about 120 plants and more than 50 pounds of marijuana with a street value estimated at $500,000 to $1 million, police said.

The Toloczkos' daughter, Jennifer Toloczko, 31, of 53 Greendale Ave., Worcester, turned herself in at Uxbridge District Court yesterday morning, according to police. She faces drug charges as well, Police Chief Patrick T. Foley said.

Police raided both couples' homes Dec. 5.

Mr. Toloczko, who has a firearms license, faces 14 charges of improperly storing firearms as well as several counts of possessing explosive devices, after authorities said they found homemade improvised explosive devices inside the home. A total of 33 high-powered weapons were also seized from the home, police said.

The Burnetts and Jennifer Toloczko were arraigned yesterday in Uxbridge District Court and not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf.

Mr. Burnett is being held on $500,000 cash bail at the Worcester County Jail in West Boylston. Mrs. Burnett is being held on $500,000 cash bail and Jennifer Toloczko is being held on $250,000 cash bail, both at Framingham state prison for women, according to court records.

The Toloczkos were arraigned Friday in Uxbridge District Court. Mr. Toloczko was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail at the county jail and Mrs. Toloczko was ordered held on $250,000 bail at Framingham state prison.

All five are scheduled to appear for pretrial conferences Jan. 3 in Uxbridge District Court.

Telegram & Gazette reporter Bill Fortier contributed to this report.


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Date:Dec 14, 2011
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