Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

September 5, 2013
Christa Lancaster

Christa Lancaster

Another Elbert County resident is in custody in connection with the bust of a Marijuana grow house this past Sunday.

Arrested on Tuesday in Hart County was 43-year-old James Todd Lancaster of 2071 River Road in Elbert County on one count each of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects in Elbert County, and in Hart County he is charged with Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.

Search warrants were carried out on Sunday at the previously mentioned address, where upon searching the property, deputies found a total of forty-five Marijuana plants being grown inside the residence.

Estimated street value of the plants was just over $57,000.

But that was not all that would be found during the search said Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.

“Also seized in the search was approximately $2,400 in harvest Marijuana and approximately $3,000 in Marijuana growing equipment”, said Sheriff Andrews. “Which brought the total to approximately $60,600.”

Wednesday morning, James’ wife, 42-year-old Christa Lancaster, turned herself into the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office.

She faces the same charges as her husband; one count each of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects.

Mrs. Lancaster was released on bond, her husband, James Lancaster, remains in custody at the Elbert County Detention Center.

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