Polk man arrested for manufacturing marijuana

Published 10:03 pm Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tryon area man on marijuana charges after identifying plants growing in a flowerbed in the front yard, according to sheriff reports.
Kim Christopher Luedi, of 1941 U.S. Hwy. 176 was arrested and charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/placed for a controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff’s office investigators went to Luedi’s residence to conduct a follow-up investigation and saw the plants. After speaking with Luedi about the plants, a search warrant was obtained and executed where investigators discovered a total of 28 plants, a small amount of harvested marijuana and paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports.
Luedi is out on bond and has already had his first court appearance with the next scheduled for Wednesday, June 11.

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