Police find "elaborate" marijuana grow during roundup
BAKER - Police said they found an "elaborate" marijuana growing operation inside a Baker home during a warrant roundup this morning.
Chief Mike Knaps said officers arrested Clinton Pullen III in suspicion of possessing and cultivating marijuana after they found the plants and setup at his home.
Knaps said Pullen had a warrant out for failing to appear for a speeding ticket, which is why police stopped by his home on Ray Weiland. When they got there, officers said they immediately smelled an "overwhelming" amount of burnt marijuana.
Investigators said Pullen told them he'd been smoking marijuana, but later admitted he'd also been growing it. Officers said after they found a grow operation in the back of the home, including special lighting, watering and other equipment with growing plants.
Police seized several plants at various stages of growth, drug paraphernelia and other bags of marijuana.
Officers booked Pullen into the parish prison.
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