150 to 200 marijuana plants seized from grow operation

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Multiple agencies have uncovered an elaborate marijuana growing operation at a Little Rock storage unit.

    The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said a tip into Conway Police led to Tuesday's search at U-Store-It off Interstate 30. Narcotics officers arrested four people: Brian Joseph Mahan, 33, of Little Rock; Joseph Daniel Holland, 28, of Little Rock; Jacob Ryan Mahan, 29, of Alexander; and Beth Ann Retting, 35, of Beebe.

    Narcotics officers recovered between 150 and 200 plants, which are valued at more than $200,000 dollars. They also seized about $2,000 in cash. Lt. Carl Minden with the Sheriff's Office said they found it in on-site living quarters.

    "They have multiple sections set up where they have been starting all the way from a seed. They have their fertilizers. They have their multiple stages of growth all the way up to full size plants you've seen them taking out," Minden said.

    Jacob Mahan, Holland, and Retting face one count of possession of a schedule six controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Brian Mahan, the manager of the U-Store-It, faces one count of manufacturing of a schedule six controlled substance, one count of maintaining a drug premise, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of a schedule six controlled substance with purpose to deliver, and one count of schedule one controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

    No word has been given on when they will appear in court.

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