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Six-Foot High Marijuana Found in Snellville Home

Snellville Police tracked it down by scent alone.

(Updated Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.)

On the morning of Oct. 12, Snellville Police officers were driving past First Baptist Church near Lenora Church Road when they "caught a whiff of raw marijuana," according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

The odor was so strong that they were able to track it down by scent alone to a home about half a mile away.

Officers pulled 21 marijuana plants -- some of which were 6-feet tall -- from a home on Pate Street; the plants were worth about $25,000 total if they had been harvested and sold on the street. They also found two handguns and growing materials.

Robert Andrew Tellier, 29, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of Schedule II narcotics.

"We train our officers and detectives to look beyond the initial call," Snellville Police wrote on their Facebook page. "This was a prime example of this, and for their actions 20 pounds of marijuana and other drugs have been removed from the area."

The following officers were involved in the investigation and arrest:

  • Communications Officer (CO) Bailey
  • CO Maddox
  • CO Brock
  • Officer Rankin
  • Officer Slatten
  • Officer York
  • Officer Manley
  • Officer Rosado
  • Officer Buggle
  • Detective Steele
  • Sgt. Downs
  • Lt. McKinney
  • Lt. Gunter
Diana October 14, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Well if we have to have a criminal in Snellville then thank goodness he's a stupid criminal.
FlyingTooLow October 15, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. At the time, I really had no idea what I had gotten myself into...mine was an offense involving pot...the thought never occurred to me that I may actually spend years in prison for that 'indiscretion.' As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for years. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end...it never should have begun. My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I would be honored by your review.
FlyingTooLow October 15, 2012 at 01:03 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
thcooper69 October 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM
drugs are a dead end ! those that sell drugs should get an automatic death sentence carried out imediatly upon conviction .
FlyingTooLow October 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM
@thcooper69... Have you ever encountered the term 'freedom'? Do you know what it means?

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