By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Police shut down marijuana operations
Elaborate grow operation shut down
drug grow 1

What law enforcement authorities are describing as a marijuana grow operation was put out of business when agents from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and the Hinesville Police Department busted the operation May 4, in the afternoon. The operation was based in Hinesville.

According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Susan Willis, the Liberty County Narcotics Unit received information concerning a marijuana grow operation at a residence in Hinesville. The agents working in conjunction with the Hinesville Police Narcotics and Crime Suppression Unit, went to the residence where they detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.

The resident, identified as Jovan Edwards, 25, cooperated fully with the agents and allowed them to enter the home located at Happy Acres Mobile Home Park on Kelly Drive.

Willis said, “Once the agents made entry into the home they discovered a complex marijuana grow operation.”  According to Willis the agents discovered 60 marijuana plants, a firearm, over $3,000 in cash, THC edibles, an amount of THC Wax, and over two pounds of marijuana ready for sale.

Edwards, was charged with the Manufacturing of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances, Manufacturing of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime.

Edwards has posted $19,100 bond and has since been released.

Sign up for our e-newsletters