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Albany drug agents say grow houses probable

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Drug agents believe they are many more small marijuana grow houses in Dougherty County like the one they busted Wednesday.

Firefighters discovered the operation Wednesday afternoon when they were called to put out a kitchen fire in this house on West Road.

Three adults and an 8-month old girl were living in the house.

Agents seized three large pot plants, fans, lights, and irrigation systems.

They say the grow operation was small, hidden in a bedroom closet, but was highly efficient.

Drug agents say they expect to discover more.  A.D.D.U. Commander Major Bill Berry said "We are going to start stumbling on them more and more. Either by accident or by somebody saying something, or some kind of investigation divulging it."

Emmanual Vickers, Rashelle Rentfrow, and her brother Mason Rentfrow were charged manufacturing and possessing marijuana and reckless conduct for exposing the child to it.

Drug agents say the baby's grandparents are now caring for her.

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