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What’s He Building in There?: Pot Growing Operation Found in Back Yard Work Shop

PEARL, Miss.–Imagine you live in the all-American neighborhood where kids play up and down the street and the grown-ups work on their cars in the driveway. Only, one of your neighbors’ back yard work shop has other kinds of of tools in there, like lights and thermometers. It happened in Pearl and police now have Stephen Kennedy in jail, charged with growing marijuana on his property.

It was a tip that sent them to his house with a search warrant in hand Wednesday. When they busted into the shop, they found a room where they needed a ten-digit combination to get in.

That’s where they found the pot plants.

They also found the lights used to grow the plants indoors and everything else you need to harvest a healthy crop.

Stephen Kennedy, courtesy Pearl PD
Stephen Kennedy, courtesy Pearl PD

Kennedy was put in jail and had no bond as of Wednesday. Pearl Narcotics officer, Lt. John Johnson said he will be charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, namely weed. Johnson also said the bust would not have been possible without help from other agencies.

“This operation could not have been a success without multiple agencies working together to combat the selling and use of illegal drugs,” said Johnson in a news release.

He wanted to thank Richland Police, the Miss. Bureau of Narcotics and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept.

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