EBR man arrested for small marijuana grow operation
POSTED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:34pm
Baker, La (NBC33) — A Baker man has been arrested on drug related charges after police found a small gorw operation at his residence.
At aroud 7:45 a.m. this morning during a warrant roundup, officers arrived at a home in the 2600 block of Ray Weiland. Officers spoke with the homeowner, Clifton Pullen III, 34. Pullen had previously failed to appear in court on speeding charges.
Officers immediately smelled an overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana. Pullen told officers he had just finished smoking marijuana inside his home after being questioned about the smell.
Officers then found a small baggie on a table in the living room area and several small marijuana plants that he was growing in a room in the back of the residence.
Pullen's wife brought 5 plant containers to the officers. Three of the 5 plants had blossomed, and were around 2 foot in length.
Both Pullen and his wife gave officers the right to search the house; officers discovered an elaborate operation, equipped with specialized lighting and chemically treated water for the marijuana plants.
Officers also found four styrofoam cups containing marijuana plants, a small glass jar that contained marijuana, a digital scale, various marijuana smoking accessories.
Pullen was charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute, Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Pullen’s wife was released without incident.