Deputies: More than 2,500 weed plants seized from homes, one man is responsible

Crime

A man was arrested for allegedly having more than 2,500 marijuana plants at several homes throughout Tulare County, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.

Robert Edwards, 55, was served a search warrant Tuesday in the Lindsay area for several plants found at multiple homes. At a home in the 24000 block of Avenue 236, six rifles and two handguns were allegedly found in Edwards’ possession.

“At the time, he was out on bail on a non-related case. Edwards was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of firearms. Also, detectives located 19 grams of methamphetamine along with soft body armor,” the sheriff’s office says.

He was arrested and booked at the adult pre-trial on suspicion of: Illegal marijuana cultivation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sales, maintaining a residence for narcotics use, possession of firearms while under the influence of a controlled substance, and committing a felony offense while out on bail.

Anyone with more information regarding this case and any illegal marijuana cultivation is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriffs Office at 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

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