- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Alabama say they arrested two people after finding 20 marijuana plants growing inside a Jackson County home.

Jackson County sheriff’s deputies were assisting with a welfare check on a child Friday when they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the home. They called in drug agents and got a search warrant.

Deputies reported finding hydroponic growing equipment, about 20 pot plants ranging from 6 inches to 4 feet tall, and several pounds of drying marijuana.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/Zkj0wx) 46-year-old Paul Alan Scharwath and 45-year-old Tracy Lynn Scharwath were charged with trafficking marijuana and chemical endangerment of a child. It was not immediately known if they had attorneys.

Authorities say a teenager at the home was released to a family member.

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