When pressed by detectives, John Gilcrease admitted to growing hydro-ponic marijuana in his house.
Polk County Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives Uncover Hydroponic Marijuana Lab, LIVINGSTON, October 13, 2008 - On September 30, 2008, The Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division received an anonymous tip about a hydroponic marijuana laboratory in the Big Sandy/Segno area. Narcotics detectives Lieutenant Andy Lowrie, Sergeant Howard Smith, and Detective Randy Turner traveled to the described address to investigate the tip. As detectives arrived, they made contact with John Gilcrease who advised that he did have a hydroponic laboratory inside his residence used to grow tomatoes. Gilcrease advised that the detectives were more than welcome to observe his hydroponic laboratory once the FEMA representative left his residence. A short time later, the representative left the residence and John brought the detectives into his residence. Once inside the residence we located a homemade hydroponic laboratory in a bathroom located in the garage and a purchased hydroponic laboratory in an additional bedroom inside the residence. We located several marijuana seeds, marijuana, fertilizer, root stimulator and other equipment to grow marijuana. John admitted to growing marijuana by using his homemade hydroponic laboratory, but was not happy with the marijuana plants it produced. John advised that he then purchased the manufactured hydroponic laboratory. John Gilcrease was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Polk County Jail and where he was booked in for possession of drug paraphernalia used to grow marijuana and possession of marijuana less than two ounces.
Hydroponic Marijuana is grown indoors in a de-humidified atmosphere using special lights and fertilizers and other marijuana growing paraphenalia to cultivate a type of marijuana that is 7 times more potent than regular marijuana due to high levels of the drug found in marijuana called T.H.C.
Each inlet on these poles was to be used to grow and cultivate marijuana that's up to 7 times stronger than regular marijuana.
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