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MACE alleges roommates grew pot

POSTED: August 4, 2007 8:07 a.m.
The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force arrested two men, both active military personnel at Fort Stewart, on drug charges ranging from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to possession with intent to distribute the drug.
Acting on a citizen’s complaint, MACE agents went to the mobile home of roommates Jeffery Tackett and Michael Arvizu at lot 169A of the Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park in Hinesville on July 10, and found 20-25 marijuana plants in various stages of growth inside a closet.
Also, about five ounces of marijuana was found inside a dresser drawer belonging to Tackett. He reportedly told agents it was for personal use.
Tackett’s closet was modified with lights and equipment normally used to grow plants indoors.
According to MACE unit Commander Al Cato, both men were cooperative throughout the investigation, and neither had any previous criminal record.
Tackett was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession of tools of the crime, illegal use of communication device and felony possession of marijuana.
Arvizu was charged with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Both men were booked and taken to Liberty County Jail. They have since posted bond.
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