Decatur Co. deputies uncover hundreds of marijuana plants
DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) -
A Climax man is behind bars after deputies found hundreds of marijuana plants that he was growing in a field.
A tip led Decatur County deputies to the home of 48 year-old Phillip Byrd at 175 Kemp Road.
Friday afternoon officials caught Byrd cultivating marijuana plants in an abandoned field near his house. Investigators seized more than 600 marijuana plants. Byrd also had processed marijuana in his home.
Byrd was arrested and is currently in the Decatur County jail. He's charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and manufacturing marijuana. Byrd has been arrested in the past for manufacturing marijuana.