Izard Co. man accused of using cabin to grow marijuana

IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – An Izard County man is accused of using his cabin for more than just camping out in the woods, policesay he was growing marijuana.

According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence,57-year-old James Eddie Winders faces three drug related charges and a weapons charge.

Sheriff Lawrence said his department, along with the DrugTask Force and Arkansas Game and Fish, arrested Winders after officers found an insidemarijuana grow operation at a cabin on Clean Water Lane, in the Crystal Shoal Subdivision.

Lawrence said twelve "fairly large" marijuana plants, asmall amount of processed marijuana, marijuana seeds, and a rifle was seizedduring a search of the cabin.

Winders is charged with possession of a controlled substance,possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing a controlled substance, andbeing a felon in possession of a firearm.

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