Man arrested after marijuana grow operation found

Man arrested after marijuana grow operation found

SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Sharp County deputies arrested a man Monday after they found a marijuana grow operation at his house.

According to the bench warrant, deputies conducted a search warrant Friday at 52-year-old Jimmi R. Uselton's house in the 280-block of Shelbyville Road.

Deputies found several items of drug paraphernalia, including marijuana cigarettes and two glass smoking devices in the master bedroom.

They also found a bag of marijuana, several small scrapers with a "brown sticky residue on them," and several rounds of ammunition, according to the court documents.

Deputies stated they also found a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver, a Ruger 10/22 .22-caliber rifle, and a 30.06 bolt action rifle.

Outside the house, investigators found seven marijuana plants in a hydroponic grow system, along with several other items used to grow the drugs.

A small shed held a marijuana plant that was hung for drying; two boxes, a bucket and a plastic bag that contained processed marijuana; chemicals for growing; and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Deputies also discovered a plastic tube used to process marijuana into hash oil.

Uselton turned himself into deputies Monday. He admitted to growing the marijuana and processing it into hash oil.

During an interview, he said he did not sell the drug and everything he grew was for his personal use.

He also told deputies they should have found "loose marijuana, hash oil, Xanax, Klonopin, and possibly methamphetamine" in the master bathroom.

Uselton faces several drug charges including felonies for manufacturing a controlled substance, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also faces several misdemeanor charges for possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

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