published Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Large marijuana growing operation busted in Dalton

DALTON, Ga. — A drug bust at a Dalton apartment complex early Wednesday morning led to the seizure of 19 marijuana plants totaling 176 pounds and estimated to be worth at least $100,000 on the streets. Dewayne Edward Caldwell, 24, of 1 Brothers Lane Apartment #324 was arrested and charged in the case.

The incident happened shortly before 5:00 am when officers were dispatched to the Huntington Place apartments at 1 Brothers Lane (also known as Huntington Place) to check the welfare of a neighboring resident. As they prepared to leave, officers Jason Robinson and Tommy Ensley smelled an extremely strong odor of marijuana coming from apartment #324.

They knocked on the door and Dewayne Caldwell answered the door. When the door opened, the officers reported the smell of marijuana coming from the apartment was overpowering. They secured the scene and obtained a search warrant to search the apartment.

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