Marijuana Grow House Shut Down in Elbert County

September 4, 2013
James Todd Lancaster

James Todd Lancaster

An arrest has been made after a substantial drug bust made on Sunday.

According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the sheriff’s office received information that marijuana was being grown at a River Road address in Elbert County.

Andrews said search warrants were obtained for the property, and that the search resulted in a sizeable amount of marijuana plants being located.

“Upon search, deputies found forty-five Marijuana plants growing inside, and one growing outside with an estimated street value of $57,600”, said Andrews. “Also seized in the search was approximately $2,400 in harvest Marijuana and approximately $3,000 in Marijuana growing equipment.”

$60,600 was the final estimated value of all the plants, harvested marijuana, and equipment that was being used to grow the plants.

Sheriff Andrews reveals the seized plants from the River Road address.

Sheriff Andrews reveals the seized plants from the River Road address.

Investigators with the sheriff’s office took out warrants for 43-year-old James Todd Lancaster of the residence.

He was arrested in Hart County, and transferred yesterday afternoon to the Elbert County Detention Center.

In Elbert County, he faces charges of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects.

Lancaster is also facing a misdemeanor Marijuana Possession charge in Hart County, as he awaits a potential bond hearing in Elbert County.

More details on the story as they develop.