For immediate release: Feb 01, 2010 12:00:00 EST
Posted by: [ISP]
Contact: Sgt. Rod Russell
Phone: 800-761-2985 (within Indiana) 765-369-2561 (outside Indiana)

Marion Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana

Indiana State Police arrested a Marion, Indiana man at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon on drug charges.

Senior Trooper Ron Halbert Jr., marijuana eradication coordinator for the Redkey District, obtained two search warrants from Grant County Superior Court I this afternoon. Halbert Jr. received a tip from the Grant County Joint Effort Against Narcotics Team (J.E.A.N. Team) on January 9, 2010of an indoor marijuana grow operation on one of the suspect's properties.

Halbert Jr. and officers from the J.E.A.N. Team and troopers from the Redkey District served the search warrants at two residences owned by Robert G. Griffin Jr., age 39, 616 North Washington Street Marion, Indiana.

Thirty-two live marijuana plants and an active indoor grow operation containing hydroponics grow equipment were located at a vacant residence, 2206 South Boots Street Marion, Indiana. A large amount of processed marijuana was located at both residences. Griffin Jr. was arrested without incident at his primary residence, 616 North Washington Street, and preliminarily charged with:

Griffin Jr. was taken to the Grant County Jail where he was held on $5,000.00 bond.

The public can anonymously report suspicious activity around crop fields, outbuildings and residential homes where the possibility of growing marijuana is suspected to Senior Trooper Ron Halbert Jr. The Marijuana Tip Line is 888-873-1694 or 800-761-2985.

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