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CHS student arrested with $8,000 worth of marijuana plants

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Manchester Police seized marijuana plants growing at a residence and charged a Central High School student with possession of the drug.

Manchester Police Officer Jason Kennedy stopped the 17-year-old CHS student for a traffic violation Saturday night at the intersection of Johnson Street and Hillsboro Boulevard. After talking with the teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, the officer learned that the boy had marijuana growing at his residence in Hillsboro. He was charged with possession and manufacturing marijuana, according to MPD chief Mark Yother.

Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Reed along with Kennedy and other Manchester officers went to the residence and there located four plants that were described as a “good size” growing in the back. Manchester Police Chief Investigator Billy Butler noted that due to the quality of the plants that they would have had a street value of “around $2,000 each” for a total of $8,000 street value.

Kennedy obtained juvenile petitions Monday morning, citing the male into juvenile court.