19-year old arrested for marijuana grow

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, July 2, 2014


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Columbus teenager for growing marijuana plants near his home.
Nicholas Scott Baker, 19, of 3030 Houston Rd., Columbus was arrested and charged with felony manufacturing marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling/place for a controlled substance, felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports.
Investigators said they were following up on a tip when they visited the home and found 13 marijuana plants.
Some plants were growing outside and others were being grown inside a travel trailer at a nearby property. The owner of the travel trailer was unaware of the activity going on inside the trailer, according to investigators.
Of the plants discovered, three were approximately 4 ft. tall, one was approximately 2 ft. tall and the others were young plants, according to sheriff reports.
Baker was given a $20,000 secured bond and as of Tuesday, July 1 was being held at the Polk County Jail.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox