Marijuana found in Troup County

by WES MAYER

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Agents with Troup County sheriff’s office and the Governor’s Drug task force checked around a residence at 188 cannonville road, a LaGrange address, and flying over the location agents saw several patches of marijuana growing in wooded areas behind the residence. in all, 32 marijuana plants were found growing in several different locations behind the home. 


A man was arrested in neighboring Troup County on June 26 after marijuana plants were discovered growing on his property.

Around 3 p.m., drug agents in the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were assisting units with the Governor’s Task Force scout the wooded areas of the county by helicopter when they discovered some marijuana plants growing near Tucker Circle.

Ground units searched the area and found seven plants and evidence connecting them to a Kenneth Palmer, 57, at 188 Cannonville Road, LaGrange.

After flying over Palmer’s residence in the helicopter, agents discovered even more plants growing in the wooded area behind the house. A warrant was obtained, and around 6 p.m., agents searched the house.

Inside, two bags of marijuana were discovered along with seven firearms.

Outside, agents found 32 plants growing throughout the woods. An additional shotgun was discovered in Palmer’s truck when agents made contact with him.

Palmer was arrested and sent to the Troup County Jail, and he was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.




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