A coalition of Carroll County deputies and officers of the state Highway Patrol and state Bureau of Narcotics arrested a 55-year-old Coila man Monday for growing 30 marijuana plants.
Edward Phillips was charged with the manufacturing and possession of marijuana. According to Sheriff Clint Walker, law enforcement officials found the marijuana plants near Phillips’ residence on County Road 162.
Officers heard about the plants from an informant, the sheriff said.
One marijuana plant can yield up to one pound in a growing season, making the plant worth $25,000 in street value, Walker said. On Tuesday Phillips was behind bars at the Carroll-Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility. Bond was set at $5,000.