Pot Bust Yields 1500+ Plants

Pot Bust Yields 1500+ Plants

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An Evansville man is behind bars after over 15-hundred marijuana plants were found at his home Wednesday.

Indiana State Police say 50-year-old Mark Alan Hunt was arrested after they received an anonymous tip that marijuana was being grown at his home.  When driving by the home, troopers spotted marijuana plants over six feet tall in the back yard.

Acting on a search warrant, officials from State Police, the Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the U-S Forest Service Law Enforcement Division and the Warrick County Sheriff‘s Office found over 15-hundred marijuana plants and over 300 grams of marijuana packaged and ready for delivery.

State Police say the plants had a street value of about one-point-five million dollars.  Hunt faces felony charges of cultivating marijuana, dealing marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.  He‘s being held without bond in the Vanderburgh County Jail.