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Arabi veterinarian charged in grow house operation

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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ARABI, GA (WALB) – A Crisp County veterinarian is facing drug charges after authorities discovered a marijuana grow operation inside his home and business.

Last week the Crisp County Sheriffs Office, GBI, and Mid-South Narcotics Task Force raided the home of 51-year-old Roger Wilkie at 4245 Bedgood Avenue. 

Agents found 80 plants growing in multiple rooms. In a press release, agents said the grow operation was setup to produce pounds of various species of marijuana. Major Jeff Youngblood of the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force said plants are capable of producing what is referred to as buds which are then sold at a value of approximately $4000 to $5000 per pound.

CO2 systems, fertilizers, containers, filtrations systems and other items used in the manufacturing process were also seized.

In a separate raid on Companion Care Animal Hospital, agents found 20 pot plants growing inside Wilkie's veterinarian's office.

Wilkie and 32-year-old Brandon Nutt of Cordele are charged with possession and manufacturing marijuana. They are out of jail on bond

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