Police: Pope Rd. Pot Grower Arrested, Boat Used to Retrieve Plants

As agents arrived at Grady Smith’s Pope Rd. residence, he pulled up marijuana plants he and ran to the back of his residence, throwing the plants into a lake bordering his property.

Grady Shawn Smith, 35 of Douglasville, was arrested on Dec. 5, for manufacturing marijuana, according to the Dougals County Sheriff's Facebook page. Agents with the Special Investigations Division of the Sheriff's Department received a tip about a possible marijuana grow from a residence off of Pope Rd.

Agents went to the residence and made contact with Smith. As agents arrived at Smith’s residence, he pulled up marijuana plants he had growing inside his house and ran to the back of his residence and threw the plants into a lake bordering his property.

Agents observed him doing this and he was taken into custody. Agents were able to retrieve the plants from the lake, by use of a boat that was on the property. Smith was scheduled to appear before the local magistrate on Friday, Dec. 7.

According to arrest records, Smith was released on $5,000 bond.

Lara December 12, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Grea job to our Sheriff's office!
Cynthia December 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Wow close to me. I hope they all get caught. This city use to be so clean an a food place to settle down. But a lot has changed from 1977. I just wish that the kids today learned to work like we did and take pride in your name!!
Eric S December 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Yeah, kudos to the sheriff's dept.! Let's arrest a man for a plant. Maybe they'll fill up that new jail after all!
Ga boy December 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM
That Pot will now have to be replaced with Pot imported from Mexico. The money made from the sale will flow back to Mexico .Makes no sense at all.
Sergio Juliano December 16, 2012 at 11:19 PM
So true Ga boy, lets just legalize weed,cocaine and heroin so all the proceeds can stay with in the united states. that makes absolute sense.


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