Breaking News

Police

September 12, 2013

Sheriff's office makes arrest after indoor hydroponic marijuana operation found

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit had received information that “high quality” marijuana was being distributed from a residence on Sutton Lane in Rocky Face.

Officers were able to make undercover purchases from the residence. On Wednesday, a search warrant of the premises was executed. Discovered during the search was an elaborate indoor hydroponic marijuana growing operation, as well as 29 ounces of marijuana that had already been harvested and was ready to sell. The grow operation was in a large 3-bay detached garage. Twenty-six marijuana plants in various stages of growth were discovered in the garage. A pound of marijuana is expected to be produced from each plant during a season.

This high grade marijuana was selling for $250 per ounce. Charles Lesley Sutton, 34, of 100 Sutton Lane, was arrested and charged with sale of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, trafficking by manufacturing marijuana, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and use of a communication device to commit a felony.   

 

1
Text Only
Police
  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests in Whitfield and Murray counties.

    April 22, 2014

  • Suspect in custody, will be taken to hospital for evaluation (Updated 9:35 p.m.)

    A man who reportedly barricaded himself on the second floor of a two-story building at 1029 S. Hamilton St. in Dalton, believed to have been armed, is now in custody and is on his way to the hospital for evaluation, officials said.

    April 22, 2014

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests in Whitfield and Murray counties.

    April 21, 2014

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests from the Whitfield and Murray County jail reports.
     

    April 20, 2014

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests from the Whitfield and Murray County jail reports.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests from the Whitfield and Murray County jail reports.
     

    April 18, 2014

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests from the Whitfield and Murray County jail reports.
     

    April 17, 2014

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests in Whitfield and Murray counties.

    April 16, 2014

  • Suspect #1.jpg DPD investigates entering auto case

    The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying two suspects in the theft of several items from a car parked at an area business in March.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • Area arrests

    Recent arrests in Whitfield and Murray counties.

    April 15, 2014