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Press Release: Marijuana Grow Operation Busted; Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY

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Press Release – GARLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT (Sergeant John Schroeder)

Marijuana Manufacturing Bust On Arkridge

On 10/01/2018 the Garland County Special Operation Division, along with CID investigators, and patrol division served a warrant at 257 Arkridge Road in Garland County for a suspected marijuana grow and processing facility. 

Prior to the warrant service on the property we were able to arrest the suspect without incident, 54 year old James Ledbetter, on an unrelated warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd while he was at a local business.

James Ledbetter, 54 – Allegedly running a dope growing operation on Arkridge Road

Upon conducting a search of the suspect’s property we located a total of 11.75 pounds of suspected marijuana in various stages of processing, along with 10 firearms.  Mr. Ledbetter was charged with Manufacturing a Class VI controlled substance a Class C Felony, Possession VI controlled substance with purpose to deliver a Class C Felony, and Simultaneous Possession of drugs and firearms a class Y felony.