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$79K Worth of Marijuana Found in Fairmont Home
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 03, 2013 @ 1:22AM
Created on January 02, 2013 @ 6:09PM
Blueberry Kush, Strawberry Kush, White Widow and Sour Diesel. That's the different kinds of marijuana police found in Marion County.
 
The sheriff's department raided a home Wednesday morning and found an estimated $79,000 worth of pot. They also took all the lights, chemicals, fans, pipes and other materials used in the grow.
 
Tuesday evening, a car was pulled over on Hoult Street in Fairmont for speeding. Sheriff's deputies smelled marijuana and a K-9 indicated there was something in that car. A small amount was found, but deputies still smelled pot.
 
They backed off the area and later went back and checked the trash at nearby homes. Police found evidence of a grow and went back Wednesday morning with a search warrant. Inside they found four tents, with four different kinds of weed growing inside. Most of them were budded and almost ready to hit the streets.
 
"There was roughly 79 marijuana plants with a street value of $1,000 a plant. You're looking at anywhere from $79,000 to $100,000 of marijuana," said Chief Deputy Ralph Wright.
 
The man arrested is being charged with possession with intent and manufacturing. More arrests are pending.

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