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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wanette man charged after deputies find 61 pot plants

  • A Wanette man who was arrested after deputies found 61 pot plants along with processed marijuana in his home has been formally charged with numerous felony counts.
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  • A Wanette man who was arrested after deputies found 61 pot plants along with processed marijuana in his home has been formally charged with numerous felony counts.
    Floyd Wren, 49, was charged in Pottawatomie County District Court Monday with cultivation of controlled substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
    Wren was arrested before the holidays after sheriff’s deputies discovered an indoor growing operation in his rural home.
    Sheriff Mike Booth said during the course of an investigation, deputies, along with members of the district attorney’s task force, found the weed that was reported to have an estimated street value of $600,000.
    Along with seizing the 61 indoor pot plants, Booth said “a substantial amount of processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia” also was found at the scene.
    Wren was booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center following his arrest but has been released after posting bond.
    His next court date hasn’t yet been scheduled.
    Samples of the pot plants and weed were collected for evidence in the case, Booth said, and the rest was destroyed by fire.
    Watch for updates.
     
     

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