A man was charged with manufacturing marijuana Thursday after sheriff’s officials allegedly spotted pot plants near his driveway.
Investigators say they responded to a complaint of drugs in the 100 block of Mallory Drive. When they arrived, they allegedly noticed two marijuana plants growing in separate pots, in plain view, near the driveway.
Investigators made contact with Ronald Dewayne Steele and said they removed a red pipe from his right front pocket.
When deputies searched the home, they found a beer bottle that had been fashioned into a suspected smoking device and a set of digital scales that contained suspected marijuana residue.
Steele was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana. He was transported to the Troup County Jail.