Police find 2 feet 5 inch pot plant in Marion home

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MARION (Evening Times) - Something smelled funny to Marion police officers when they arrived on a domestic dispute call on Sunday night at 306 Edgewood Cove.

Funny, as in the smell of raw marijuana.

The dispute involved a father and a daughter. The father said he knew nothing about any marijuana and gave permission for officers to search the home, according to Marion Police Department Sgt. Dennis Burns.

When officers Ansel Willia, Jeremy McNeill and Roger Woolbright entered the bedroom of Andrew Wayne Proffitt, a grownup living at the house, they found a "grow tent" with grow lights working their magic on a plant about 2 and a half feet tall.

The dark heavy fabric of the "grow tent" shielded the glow but not the smell of raw pot, which is distinctively different from burning marijuana. The "grow tent," though, was clearly labeled as a brand name "grow tent."

Proffitt, 26, was booked into the Crittenden County Detention Center on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In some areas of the country, growing your own stash has become acceptable, even legal. Not around here. "We're not tolerating it around here," said Police Chief Gary Kelley, adding " These officers did a good job. I'm proud of them."

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