Authorities seized 14 marijuana plants valued at $14,000 near Camp Sept. 9 after Fulton County Chief Deputy Carrol Traw spotted the plants in a garden. Traw was flying over the county during operation marijuana eradication.
The suspected owner of the plants, Phillip M. Hollis, 48, ran outside and pulled two plants from the garden in an attempt to conceal them before officers arrived, said 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Investigator Scott Russell.
When authorities arrived the two plants were recovered underneath a vehicle where Hollis had hid them, Russell reported.
Inside the residence, in a rear bathroom, officers discovered two marijuana plants in a bucket with a large grow light over them with several one-gallon jugs of water on the floor. In the master bedroom officers discovered another grow light which was not in operation. Authorities also found in the corner of the bedroom another grow light covered up with aluminum foil and blankets.
Russell said Hollis admitted that he was growing marijuana for his own personal use.
Hollis was arrested and transported to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. He was released Sept. 10 after posting bond of $5,000.
He has been charged with manufacture of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.