Authorities have busted a marijuana grow house located off Buford Dam Road in Forsyth County.
The narcotics unit of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office served a warrant at the residence Monday and found more than 30 marijuana plants growing in an indoor grow house.
"We found in the basement of the home, 32 marijuana plants between 5 feet and 7 feet high, said Sheriff Duane Piper. "We also discovered an unknown amount of marijuana buds that were drying and multiple pieces of equipment, such as lights and a filtering system that are used in an indoor grow house."
Robert Wesley Williams, 52, of 3250 Canon Bay, in Cumming, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. Also arrested, Melanie Dawn Phillips, 58, of Roswell. She was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Sheriff Piper said the discovery of the illegal operation began following a traffic stop on a vehicle around 11 p.m. Sunday on Georgia 400 near the intersection of Shiloh Road. During the traffic stop Sgt. Richard Thompson discovered some marijuana. After further investigation, information was provided to the sheriff's office that led investigators to securing a search warrant at the Canon Bay home.
Williams and Phillips were released Monday from the Forsyth County Detention Center. He on a $11,110 bond and she on a $1,155 bond. Williams is scheduled to appear in Superior Court Drug Court on Feb. 18. Phillips is scheduled to appear in State Court on April 19.
Editor's Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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