Sheriff’s office busts marijuana grow

Published 4:08 pm Friday, March 16, 2012

75 plants estimated at $75k street value

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office discovered an indoor marijuana grow operation last week estimated at a $75,000 street value.

Kurt Andrew Markel

Kurt Andrew Markel, 35, of 106 Nelson-Greene Lane, Mill Spring was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, felony maintaining a place for a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports.

Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill said officers conducted a search warrant at approximately 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 and discovered the marijuana. Officers seized approximately 75 plants.

Markel received a $2,000 bond.