The Sheriff said that investigators \ charged Blaine J. Roy, 50 of 8009 La. 107, Mansura, La. with the Manufacture; Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. (Marijuana)
The Sheriff said that investigators, responding to information received, conducted a search of a La 107 residence and located a hydroponic marijuana growing operation.
Sheriff Anderson stated that the suspect had an elaborate system of growing tents, lighting, ventilation and watering/fertilizing set up within the residence.
Investigators seized 36 suspected marijuana plants in various stages of cultivation in addition to several pounds of harvested marijuana from the growing operation with an estimated street value of approximately $45,000.
Deputies also seized 19 long guns (rifles), 1 semi-automatic handgun, an ATV and boat along with all the hydroponic growing material used in the operation. Roy was booked into the Avoyelles Sheriff’s Office DC #1. Bond has not been set.