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Janesville man arrested after police discover uninhabitable "drug house"

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Investigators arrest a man after they found what appeared to be a pipe bomb, marijuana and other drugs in his home.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at 607 South Walnut Street in Janesville Wednesday morning. Rock County's Special Investigation Unit had been looking into possible criminal activity in the home.

When SWAT and members of the Janesville Street Crimes unit got to the home, they say they found what appeared to be a pipe bomb. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office bomb squad from Illinois was called in and disabled the device. It was inspected and determined not to contain any explosives.

Investigators say they also seized 10 marijuana plants, nearly 200 grams of processed marijuana and nine grams of mushrooms.

The condition of the inside of the house was extremely poor, according to the sheriff's office. The City of Janesville Neighborhood Services declared the home unfit for human habitation.

Officials arrested Michael D. Ruckert, 35, who lived at the home. He faces charges of possession with intent to deliver THC, manufacturing THC, maintaining a drug house, possession of drug
paraphernalia, and possession of Psilocybin (hallucinogenic mushrooms).

Ruckert was transported to the Rock County Jail. He's scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

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