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Pot grow operation found by WCSD

Pot grow operation found by WCSD
Pot grow operation found by WCSD | Marijuana bust, WCSD

94 marijuana plants were found Tuesday by the WCSD at a location outside of Dresden

The discovery of an apparent marijuana grow operation in rural Weakley County has resulted in the arrests of three people. According to a press release issued by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, members of the WCSD’s criminal investigations division, along with Sheriff Mike Wilson and Chief Deputy Mark Black, executed a search warrant at 851 Parham Road, east of Dresden Tuesday morning.
During the search, WCSD investigators allegedly uncovered 91 marijuana plants inside a shed on the property. The plants were in various growing stages, according to the release. In an affidavit filed in Weakley County General Sessions Court, 26 large marijuana plants were in large plastic pots and 68 small marijuana plants were found in red plastic cups inside the shed.
The alleged operation included heat lamps set up on timers and fans blowing on the plants inside the shed. Also found in the shed were digital scales, marijuana, pipes and rolling papers, according to the affidavit.
Three additional marijuana plants were also allegedly found in a wooded area behind the residence, totaling the discovery of 94 marijuana plants.
Barry Ray Long, 51, of 851 Parham Road was taken into custody and charged with manufacturing of Schedule VI (marijuana) and possession of Schedule VI with intent. A second resident at the home, 52-year-old Deborah Sue Simmons, also possession and manufacture charges.
A third person taken into custody at the scene, 29-year-old Richard Lewis Odom of 4540 Highway 79 in Paris, faces a charge of possession of Schedule II in addition to a Schedule VI possession charge.

WCP 5.17.12

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