Louisiana: Tip leads to marijuana cultivation arrest

Acting on a tip from Metro Narcotics in Ouachita Parish, Union Parish sheriff’s narcotics agents obtained a search warrant that resulted in an arrest for cultivation of marijuana.

Agents from the sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs booked Marc D. Arrant, 60, of 2046 Cypress Creek Road, Farmerville, into the parish detention center Wednesday for growing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal possession of firearms in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In their search of the residence north of Farmerville, agents not only recovered two marijuana plants located in a back bedroom of the house, but several elaborate and well-used hydroponic growing systems. They also confiscated various chemicals and fertilizers used in the growing of marijuana.

Agents also took into evidence an assault-type rifle and seven other firearms along with 40,000 rounds of ammunition, Sheriff Dusty Gates said.


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