Crockett PD: 47-year-old man had indoor pot-growing operations

Crockett PD: 47-year-old man had indoor pot-growing operations

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Crockett Police Department arrested a 47-year-old man on numerous felony and misdemeanor drug charges after a search of his home turned up an elaborate indoor marijuana growing operation on Monday.

Dewayne Strange, of Crockett, was charged with two state-jail felony of a possession of a controlled substance charges a Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, and a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge. No bail amount was available.

According to a press release, the Crockett Police received information that Strange was growing marijuana inside his residence on Monday. When the officers arrived on the scene, they got permission to search the home.

During the search, the CPD officers found several potted marijuana plants in a closet, where Strange had arranged a humidifier, a heat lamp, and a thermometer to allow the plants to grow, the press release stated. Officers also recovered other items that are used to grow and harvest marijuana: flower pots, potting soil, Miracle Grow, clear baggies. Scales, marijuana grinders and cutters, eye drop bottles with opium, and several bill bottles containing marijuana.

Strange allegedly admitted to possessing the items that were recovered from his home.

He was arrested at the scene and taken to the Houston County Jail.

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