LAGRANGE, Ga. — A LaGrange man turned himself in Monday after Troup County drug agents found 50 marijuana plants, four pounds of harvested marijuana, cultivation equipment and drug paraphernalia at his two residences.
Francis Scott Allison, 53, was charged with possession and manufacturing of marijuana. Sgt. Chad Mann, of the Troup County Sheriff's Department, said Allison turned himself in at 11 a.m. Monday and since then has made bond.
On Jan. 22 at about 5:35 a.m. Troup County law enforcement received information Allison's home, located on Hudson Road, had large amounts of marijuana inside.
When a deputy arrived he was invited inside and after entering the living room saw a large plastic bag of marijuana on the floor, as well as digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. After getting consent to search the home, the deputy also found a room setup to grow and cultivate marijuana with five marijuana plants, growing lights, air purifiers and other cultivation equipment. A pound of marijuana was also found inside the kitchen freezer.
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When Troup County Drug Unit agents responded to the scene for additional processing they discovered the residence next door was also owned by Allison. After searching the second residence drug agents found it was used only for growing marijuana. Inside the grow house, agents found 45 marijuana plants, more growing lights, fertilizer and other cultivation equipment.