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Georgia authorities discover $1 million marijuana grow operation while serving warrant

July 1, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Georgia authorities discover $1 million marijuana grow operation while serving warrant

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Authorities in Georgia discovered a large marijuana grow operation while serving an arrest warrant at an upscale home.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, deputies in Cherokee County stumbled upon the marijunana grow operation Friday morning at a residence in Canton, located 41 miles north of Atlanta.

Reports indicate officers discovered 287 marijuana plants, and cannabis grow-equipment, valued at around $1.29 million at the home.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Marianne Kelly said 36-year-old Carlos Suarez-Diaz, of Canton, was arrested following a brief pursuit on foot through some neighbors’ yards.

Kelly said Suarez-Diaz was not the subject sought for the arrest warrant.

According to a sheriff’s news release, the individual who was the target of the warrant was another resident who had a prior arrest for felony distribution of marijuana.

Georgia law enforcement officials said that Suarez-Diaz, faces a litany of felony charges including drug trafficking, possession or manufacturing of marijuana, obstruction of an office and evading an officer.

He remains in custody at the county jail with no bond.

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