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3 arrested in Aiken County drug bust

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Investigators found more than 30 marijuana plants at a home in the 200 block of Bear Island Lane in Aiken County.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:57 AM
Last updated 3:22 PM
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Three Jackson, S.C., residents were arrested Wednesday after Aiken County sheriff’s investigators discovered more than $5,000 in illegal drugs at a residence in the county.

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Latitia Jarrett  SPECIAL
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Latitia Jarrett


According to a news release, the sheriff’s office and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources executed search warrants in the 200 block of Bear Island Lane for illegal narcotics, trapping and hunting.

At thehome, investigators found more than 30 marijuana plants, 18 grams of crystal meth and other items related to illegal gaming.

Dennis Ruff, 62, and Ronald Hartline, 54, who both lived at the home, were charged with manufacturing marijuana. Hartline was also charged with possession of crystal meth. Latitia Jarrett, 51, of Beard Road in Beech Island, was charged with trafficking crystal meth and possession of Schedule IV controlled substances.

Police confiscated several firearms, a vehicle used in the transportation of the narcotics, and a piece of farm equipment used in the planting and cultivation of the marijuana. Police estimate the marijuana is valued at $3,000 and the crystal meth at $2,200.

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my.voice
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my.voice 07/19/12 - 11:51 am
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Someone's not having a good

Someone's not having a good morning, now are we...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/19/12 - 12:30 pm
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Still Wondering

Can someone tell me how you can "Manufacture Marijuana?"

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 07/19/12 - 02:27 pm
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Take the seeds, put them in

Take the seeds, put them in the ground, wait until it grows, dry the leaves slightly and then you have finished product. The plant does most the work, but it still has to be picked and dried, thus the manufacturing part.......

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/19/12 - 03:13 pm
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Thank You Sane1

You learn something everyday, at 72 I now know that all fruits and vegetables I eat are manufactured not grown.

If I had got my education in RC, I would have known that.

gordonkearse
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gordonkearse 07/20/12 - 06:01 am
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But, officer, all I did was

But, officer, all I did was drop some seeds on the ground and watch them sprout!

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