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Deputies find 20 pot plants in shed, man arrested

Johnathon Randall Slayton (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office) Johnathon Randall Slayton (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputies remove seized pot plants from shed. (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies remove seized pot plants from shed. (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputies reported finding approximately 20 potted marijuana plants, roughly two feet tall. (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies reported finding approximately 20 potted marijuana plants, roughly two feet tall. (Source: Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

A Paragould man’s green thumb landed him behind bars on a felony drug charge.

Greene County sheriff’s deputies arrested Johnathon Randall Slayton, 30, after they reportedly found 20 pot plants on his property.

The deputies discovered the indoor grow operation during a parole visit Thursday at Slayton’s home in the 3600-block of Highway 358.

According to the incident report, officers found a small bag of marijuana in Slayton’s front left pocket. They also reportedly found a zip lock bag containing pot in the floor, as well as another small bag on a shelf in the den.

While searching a shed in the back yard, deputies reported finding a grow operation with approximately 20 potted marijuana plants, roughly two feet tall, inside a black grow tent.

“Slayton had constructed grow lights that were suspended over the live potted marijuana plants,” the report said. “Discovered on a rusty metal shelf [were] several different kinds of fertilizer used in the cultivation process to help the plants grow.”

The report added that Slayton had constructed an air vent system using flex tubing with a blower fan and an air conditioning unit.

Deputies arrested Slayton on suspicion of manufacture of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

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