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Dec 19, 2009 11:36 PM by Associated Press

Large-scale indoor grow operation raided

PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A large-scale indoor growing operation for marijuana has been discovered in Pontchatoula.

Authorities say local and state police and federal drug agents found the site inside a trailer next to a residence. Additional searches turned up more plants inside the house and in a shed.

State police say 1,206 plants were seized.

Authorities have booked 37-year-old Jack Methvin with cultivating and possessing marijuana and possessing a firearm illegally. He's being held at the Tangipahoa Parish jail.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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