About 60 mature plants of suspected marijuana were seized and two people arrested Tuesday morning when police served a search warrant at a mobile home on a dead-end street in the Dollarway area.
Police Lt. David Price said the warrant was served by vice and narcotics officers and the department’s SWAT team at 6809 Calhoun St. at about 10:30 a.m. and followed an investigation that began after tips from the public and then a series of controlled buys from the residence.
Price said officers found what he described as “a complex growing operation” for the suspected marijuana, with one of the bedrooms converted into a “growing room, complete with ventilation systems, special lighting and timers.”
In addition to the suspected marijuana, Price said investigators also located methamphetamine and Xanax, as well as a handgun.
Arrested were Seth Garrison, 33, and Leslie Garrison, 26, both of Pine Bluff.
They are being held on probable cause of manufacturing a controlled substance marijuana, possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of drug paraphernalia, pending a court hearing later this week.
Veteran narcotics officers who were involved in the investigation said the estimated street value of the suspected drugs was about $80,000.
They also said some of the plants appeared to be eight to nine months old.