- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia authorities trying to serve an arrest warrant at an upscale home stumbled upon a large marijuana grow house.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says about 287 marijuana plants and equipment, worth about $1.29 million, were found Friday morning at a home in Canton.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 36-year-old Carlos Suarez-Diaz, of Canton, was arrested after a brief chase through some neighbors’ yards. Suarez-Diaz was not the person deputies sought in the arrest warrant. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Marianne Kelly, in a news release, said that person was another resident who had previously been arrested for felony distribution of marijuana.

Suarez-Diaz, meanwhile, faces felony charges of trafficking marijuana, possession or manufacturing of marijuana, obstruction of an office and escaping an officer. He’s being held at the county jail with no bond.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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