52 pot plants found in marijuana growing operation

Mug shot of David Haught Jr. provided by the Van Wert Co. Sheriff's Dept.

VAN WERT COUNTY, Ohio (WANE)  The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 30-year-old man Wednesday after finding a marijuana growing operation.

David Haught Jr. is facing a felony drug possession charge.

The arrest came after deputies got a tip about the growing operation and executed a search warrant at a home on State Route 116. Investigators recovered 52 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $52,000.

A 36-year-old man was also at the home at the time of the search. He has not been charged.


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