Police: A Marijuana Growing Operation In A Bedroom

(Marion, Ar) A 26-year-old was arrested this week after police say they found a small, but elaborate marijuana growing operation in his bedroom.

Marion Police say Andrew Profitt was using a grow tent to produce the plants.

Officers discovered the growing operation when they responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Edgewood.

Police say when they got to the home they came across a strong odor of raw marijuana and discovered the grow tent and four plants in  Profitt’s bedroom.

“You can see that it’s insulated and it’s to keep light and temperature in,” said Sgt. Dennis Burns.

Neighbors say they had no idea anything like that was going on behind closed doors.

Marion Police say while marijuana use is up locally, they don’t see many operations like this.

They are hoping to send a strong message that it won’t be tolerated.

“It’s still illegal in the great state of Arkansas and we will charge you with it,” said Sgt. Burns.

Profitt is charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Narcotics officers say it would cost close to $1,000 to set up that kind of marijuana growing operation.

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