Indoor Pot Farm Busted
Jeff Garretson - Mon 11:27 AM 08/20/2012
A Salina man is behind bars after a pot growing operation is discovered in his home. Salina Police were called to a residence at 824 Gypsum on Sunday morning around 8am to the report of three people arguing outside.
Police found a shattered window with blood on the glass - and a strong smell of raw marijuana emanating from the house. Lt. Jim Norton tells KSAL News that the Drug Task Force used warrants to search the home and found a pot growing operation with 66-plants inside.
Norton says the marijuana plants ranged in maturity, from 6-inchs to fully grown plants standing 5 feet tall.
Police arrested 27-year old Oneta Sai Dara on multiple charges that include cultivation, drug paraphernalia, production within a 1,000-feet of a school. Lt. Norton says the plants could have produced several thousand dollars in street value worth of marijuana.