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110 marijuana plants found inside Marion County home, homeowner arrested

Wilbert Brandtonies (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office) Wilbert Brandtonies (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
MARION COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Flippin man is facing drug charges out of 2 separate counties after a traffic stop in Mountain Home on Tuesday.

Wilbert Brandtonies, 51, was pulled over by an Arkansas State Police Trooper Tuesday.

During the stop, officers found an undisclosed amount of marijuana in the car.

Brandtonies was arrested on drug charges out of Baxter County for the marijuana that was found.

Meanwhile, special agents from the Arkansas State Police and investigators from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office prepared a search warrant for his home in Marion County.

Those investigators along with officers from the Flippin Police Department and Mountain Home Police Department executed the search warrant Wednesday on Brandtonies’s house in the Fairview area.

Officers found an indoor marijuana grow with 110 marijuana plants, marijuana seeds, an amount of processed marijuana and smoking devices.

Brandtonies is charged with felonies for manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture and possession of marijuana.

He is currently locked up in the Baxter County Jail on charges from the initial traffic stop.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

He will be taken to the Marion County Jail at a later date to face the additional drug charges and will be given an additional bond amount. 

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