May 22, 2018

Grow House Suspect Extradited back to Heard County

(Franklin, GA) — The local suspect in a GBI grow house investigation near Glenn has been returned to Heard County from Oklahoma where he was arrested on April 26.

50-year-old Troy Alton Brown was arrested following a month-long investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations that resulted in the uncovering of a major grow house operation involving two homes on Rock Mills Road near the Georgia/Alabama line.

At 6700 Rock Mills Road, agents found a large indoor marijuana growing operation where they seized 514 marijuana plants and over 100 pounds of packaged marijuana. The growing operation encompassed the entire structure of the house.

Troy Alton Brown (Photo: HCSO)

During the search of 6784 Rock Mills Road, agents found more packaged marijuana inside the residence.

Firearms were also found inside the home. Brown was not present when the search warrants were executed.

Arrest warrants for Brown were taken for trafficking in marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Initially, Brown provided Oklahoma State Patrol with a false name, then fled on foot. On Thursday April 26th, 2018, Brown was arrested by the Oklahoma State Patrol after a traffic stop.

After Brown was captured, troopers discovered over $22,000 in his vehicle.

He is currently in custody at the Heard County jail and no bond had been issued as of late Tuesday. The case has been referred to superior court.

Brown is formally charged with Trafficking Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Certain Crime.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further updates as they become available.

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