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Narcotics agents arrest marijuana grower in Benton

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Courtesy of the Bossier Sheriff's Office

Agents with the Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force arrested a Benton man Monday for growing marijuana plants in his residence.

Delanie Hall
Delanie Hall

Narcotics agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Delanie Hall, 24, of the 1800 block of Butler Hill Road in Benton, in regards to the cultivation of marijuana.  During the execution of the search warrant, Task Force agents located seven marijuana plants in various stages of growth, 18.6 grams of marijuana, THC wax, a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia.  Agents also located in the residence two rifles, two handguns and $440.00 in cash. The room where the marijuana plants were being grown was equipped with high intensity lights, fans and two thermometers, and the walls and window were also covered with aluminum foil for insulation.

Hall was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Cruelty to a Juvenile, Illegal Carrying of a Firearm with CDS and Cultivation of Marijuana. The Cruelty to Juvenile charge was made because the marijuana “grow room” was across the hall from Hall’s 5-year-old son’s bedroom.  Hall was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility with a bond of $40,500.