Marijuana bust

Carroll County deputies and officers of the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics show off the marijuana plants they discovered during an arrest in Carroll County on Monday.

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.

Edward Phillips


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.

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Seems almost futile for so much manpower and resources to arrest this man. The presidential election 14 months away could mean federal legalization of marijuana with all convictions of non violent offenders expunged.

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