3 Arrested After Marijuana Grow Room Found - SLIDE SHOW

By: LCSO Release
By: LCSO Release

Ben Howell

DOB: 04/23/1983

White/Male

Charge:  1. Manufacturing Marijuana

               2. Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute

 

Michael Bernard Flagg

DOB: 05/25/1971

Black/Male

Charge:  1. Manufacturing Marijuana

 

Maura Elizabeth Pittman

DOB: 06/21/1990

White/Female

Charge: 1. Manufacturing Marijuana

             2. Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute

Lanier County, Georgia - September 6, 2011-

On Thursday Sept 1, 2011 Lanier County Sheriff’s Office Drug Agent Alan Mann with assistance from South Georgia Drug Task Force, Georgia State Patrol Air Unit and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office searched a farm and residence located on Highway 135 North in Lanier County. The property address is 322 highway 135 North. Located inside the residence was marijuana growing in a “grow room” and a quantity of marijuana and cutting agents, fertilizers, pots, hydroponic grow system and other related objects. Additionally, on the property in planted pine trees was marijuana growing and near a large pond was marijuana growing. Three (3) people were arrested (below) and later released on bond the following day. Additional information will be released when available and as the investigation continues. Many thanks go out to Georgia State Patrol Air Support Brian Youghn, Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine and South Georgia Drug task Force for their help and support.


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  • by exfundi on Sep 11, 2011 at 01:57 PM
    google "bible cannabis" to learn that the "prophets" smoked pot before "hearing" from their "god"
  • by ConservativeChristian Location: Atlanta on Sep 9, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Here's a link to a county that's collecting a fee from people who want to grow a little pot for themselves. Arresting the criminals and collecting a fee from registered growers (and bringing in thousands of dollars to support the county budget); what a great plan! This is the way to build a better America! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/2011/07/the-pot-republic-one-sheriffs-quietly-radical-experiment.html The current proposal before Congress, bill HR 2306, will allow states to decide how they will regulate marijuana. You can email your Congressperson and Senators at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml to discuss HR 2306. And a big THANK YOU to the courageous, freedom loving legislators, governors, and countless others who are working so hard to bring this through! You’re doing a great patriotic service for all of America!
  • by ConservativeChristian Location: Atlanta on Sep 9, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana. If ordinary Americans could grow a little marijuana in their own back yards, it would be about as valuable as home-grown tomatoes. Let's put the criminals out of business and get them out of our neighborhoods. Let's let ordinary Americans grow a little marijuana in their own back yards.
  • by ConservativeChristian Location: atlanta on Sep 9, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. It’s time to stop putting our own family members in jail over marijuana. If ordinary Americans could grow a little marijuana in their own back yards, it would be about as valuable as home-grown tomatoes. Let's put the criminals out of business and get them out of our neighborhoods. Let's let ordinary Americans grow a little marijuana in their own back yards.
  • by Cpt. MJ on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    1) The collective spelling capabilities on this site are pathetic. 2) Marijuana use is a victimless crime. Get real America. Put our money into something useful.
  • by Goatman Location: Ray City on Sep 7, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    I wonder how much damage was done to the house and other items in the house? Just wondering. I heard all the property has been given back already. Kind of like the money in the church.
  • by gonetooofar Location: newherer on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    all I have too say is loook at the picture of a man and his wife.... bet there are ruined lives because of an unnessisary war on our population by an occupiying evangelist army....
  • by Me on Sep 7, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    This is hilarious. Find someone who at least knows how to grow the stuff.
  • by Common Sense Location: Lanier County, Georgia on Sep 7, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    I think the BIG BUST of these 3 small plants has backfired on the Drug Deputy and the Lanier Sheriff's Office. What a waste of time and money. But what can one expect?
  • by J Location: tally ho on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:37 AM
    You people are all idiots. Weed is still illegal so just deal with it.
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      by Hillbilly Stoner on Sep 7, 2011 at 07:10 AM in reply to J
      You are the idiot for supporting it still being illegal. If it was legalized, the jail and prison populations would drop by probably 30%. There would be no need for DEA and all these other silly drug task forces that cost millions a year to operate. It would save more money than you could ever imagine. Then you legalize it and tax it, then you generate more money than you could ever imagine. If that doesnt sound like a win win situation to you, you are definitely an idJut!
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        by Anony on Sep 7, 2011 at 08:58 AM in reply to Hillbilly Stoner
        Just as you stated in your comment "if it were legalized" things would be different. J has a point, marijuana is still illegal, just as murder is illegal. So until it is changed there will still be arrest made for possessing/growing it. If you have such a problem with it maybe your take it to someone who can do something about it. Not the comment section of WCTV....
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          by Hillbilly Stoner on Sep 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM in reply to Anony
          Thankyou Sherlock Holmes, Im aware its still illegal. If you think pot is as bad as murder, you need to put down your bible. I've done my fair share. What am I going to do, walk up to Rick Scott and ask if he will legalize it?
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      by @hillbilly stoner on Sep 7, 2011 at 09:05 AM in reply to J
      Drug task force do more than take out pot... and if you break down your 30% of people in prison for drugs you will see that more than 21% of them are in there for big time drugs such as cocaine. are you saying Cocaine should be legal as well? Get your facts straight....
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        by Hilllbilly Stoner on Sep 7, 2011 at 12:29 PM in reply to @hillbilly stoner
        Im quite aware of that. Then they could concentrate their time on busting people for the hard drugs and sitting at the Mexican border looking for cocaine mules. If ya dont mind me asking, where did you get your 21% fact?
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        by Vote for Freedom! on Sep 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM in reply to @hillbilly stoner
        Legalize freedom! If coke was legal would you shoot it up or snort it or smoke it ? I doubt it. Drug use is a fringe social behavior and this is a social issue, not one of law enforcement unless said users are disturbing the peace.
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