Police investigate possible grow house
by Rachel Gray
April 25, 2014 02:26 AM | 3513 views | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Cobb Police say an east Cobb mother and son attempted to resist arrest last week when officers arrived to investigate their home as a possible marijuana grow house.

According to the warrant, when Victor Hoyt of Marietta saw uniformed police officers arrive at his home on Jacobs Court, off Holt Road directly south of Wheeler High School and East Cobb Middle School, he fled inside and locked the doors.

Once Cobb Police entered, they say Hoyt resisted arrested and refused to follow the officer’s commands, the warrant said.

“After being read Miranda, (Hoyt) did admit to having a large quantity of marijuana under his bed,” the warrant stated.

In Hoyt’s bedroom, Cobb Police say they found a gallon-sized jar “filled with green botanical substance,” the warrant said. “In a small case inside of a mail package, five small bags with various types of marijuana seeds were located. In that same bag, multiple syringes containing mushroom spores that contain psilocybin were located.”

In Hoyt’s room, Cobb Police found $1,570 in cash, a digital scale and small bags, as well as a poster on the wall of a marijuana leaf, the warrant said.

Also in the house was a large box containing multiple glass jars with writing on the lids, which the K9 police dog alerted to officers, the warrant said.

There was also a box of vacuum sealed bags, a vacuum sealer and a digital scale, which according to the warrant is “indicative of packing marijuana for distribution.”

In the basement, police say there was disassembled equipment used in the manufacturing, or growing, of marijuana, such as large overhead lamps, exhaust vents, fans, air filters, purifiers, humidifiers and fertilizer.

Cobb Police also found a book of instructions titled “Marijuana Horticulture” and multiple recent issues of the magazine “High Times,” the warrant said.

Hoyt was charged with two misdemeanors and two felonies, including the purchase, possession or sale of marijuana and distribution or manufacturing of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school.

He remains at the Cobb County Jail for questioning by both Sandy Springs and Atlanta Police Departments.

Elizabeth Hoyt, the mother who lived at the same residence, was also arrested last week and charged with willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

According to the warrant, Elizabeth Hoyt had to be physically restrained by an officer during the arrest of her son.

She was given a $1,000 bond and released the next day.

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April 25, 2014
Solution: legalize it. Find some real crime to investigate. It shouldn't a crime to smoke a little and play some Playstation.
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