Beaver Dam Woman Convicted After Pot Grow Discovered Following Fire

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman will spend a year on probation after a fire at her apartment revealed a marijuana growing operation. Jennifer Miller entered a no contest plea Wednesday to one felony count of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place and had a second felony count of Manufacturing THC dismissed but read into the record.  After a blaze ravaged the Lakecrest Apartments in April of last year, firefighters and investigators found 54 plants up to three feet tall in two separate closets in a back bedroom. The 47-year-old Miller denied having any involvement with cultivating the plants and said the grow lights were so bright she had to sleep on the living room couch. She also told investigators that the plants belonged to a second tenant, Scott Rabinek, who she called “controlling.” Miller said Rabinek demanded that she tell the police that it was hers because she would get off easier because of his past offenses. Rabinek is facing the same felony charges and has court activity on the calendar in July.