Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Bust Marijuana Grow Operation

| June 6, 2014

Lorne-Carter LOWNDES COUNTY, GA – On Tuesday evening, investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the residence at 1605 Larue Drive, Valdosta after receiving a number of citizen complaints. The search resulted in the recovery of twelve  marijuana plants, approximately two hundred twenty nine grams of harvested marijuana, packaging materials and a .380 caliber handgun.

The marijuana grow operation was dismantled and the plants, loose marijuana and other items were seized and removed from the home. The resident, Lorne Carter, 48, of Valdosta, was arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail. Carer was booked on the following charges manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of the tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The loose marijuana that was seized has an estimated street value of $2,300 and the plants have an estimated life value of $54,000.

Carter appeared in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court on Wednesday and a bond of $50,000 was set. As of this time, Carter remains in the Lowndes County Jail.

Sheriff Prine has stated that this investigation is on-going and is asking anyone with information on this case, or any other case to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office

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  1. BossIlluminati says:

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country (now the majority), from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions

    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    
Deaths by Guns: Millions
    
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

  2. Rasta Harry says:

    Was the weed being grown inside or outside? Not clear from this article; which btw is an exact copy of the one on the Valdosta mullet wrapper site. Tell me you guys are not with them now?

  3. Papi says:

    Great work deputies!!!

  4. Walter White says:

    I’m so glad that the VSU police department was there to stop this “dangerous” small business owner, instead of stopping real crimes like Murder, Rape, and Theft. Great Work guys, I love seeing my tax dollars go to waste like this.