Winder Man Arrested after Father Shows Deputies Marijuana Plant
The father told deputies he had spoken with his son about the plant and told him to get it off the property but the son had refused.
A Winder resident was arrested recently after his father showed local law enforcement what he suspected was a marijuana plant.
A deputy with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Scott Drive residence June 9 in response to a domestic dispute, where the complainant said his son had come home drunk ranting about police stopping him in Auburn. The man said his son has been cursing since he came into the house and had been calling and harassing staff at the Barrow County Detention Center. When he told his son to go to bed, the son refused.
Since the father and son had only been involved in a verbal dispute, deputies determined an arrest was not warranted.
That determination changed after the father asked to show the deputy something. After walking to the backyard, the resident pulled back some limbs on a large green, bush and showed the deputy a plant growing there.
The father said he had spoken with his son about the plant and told him to get it off the property but the son refused to move it.
When a deputy spoke with the son, he said he was tired of police pulling him over and being harassed by law enforcement. The deputy, who had stopped the man over previously at the request of an Auburn officer, informed him that he was causing the contact. The man had been given a verbal warning for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after reportedly cursing at customers in an Auburn gas station parking lot.
Once the plant was confirmed to be marijuana, 31-year-old Todd Ashley Wages of 161 Scott Drive in Winder was placed under arrest and charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana.
The marijuana plant was removed from a one-gallon, plastic landscape pot and seized as evidence.
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