Marijuana discovered growing in window
Posted By Sparta Live | April 29, 2010 12:00 am
Officers with White County Sheriff Department confiscated 24 marijuana plants, on Apr. 27, at approximately 8:30 a.m., which were discovered growing in a window at a residence in the southern portion of White County.
According to White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, the department had received several complaints about possible drug traffic coming and going from the residence.
Detectives Dale Bumbalough and Craig Capps reportedly observed marijuana plants ‘in plain view from the street’ growing in the window of a back room of the residence.
Bumbalough and Capps conducted a ‘knock and talk’ and reportedly received permission to search the residence.
During the search, several items were reportedly found, including the 24 plants, drug paraphernalia, fertilizer and other items consistent with a marijuana growing operation.
Detectives Chris Isom and John Ford were called to the scene, as were Shoupe and Chief Deputy Tommy Simmons.
All the items were confiscated by the WCSD and taken into evidence.
Shoupe stated the location of the residence and the names of the individuals reportedly involved are currently being withheld because of an ongoing investigation. He said charges are pending.
“It doesn’t matter if you’ve got one seed, one plant or a bunch,” said Shoupe. “We’re coming – no ifs, no ands, no buts. And we do make house calls.”