Man, 64, charged with growing pot

A 64-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of growing marijuana in his backyard, authorities said.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies called to the 1400 block of Springview Drive because of possible drug activity found green plants growing in the yard, an incident report said.

When one deputy walked to the backyard, he smelled marijuana and called narcotics to the scene. Resident Thomas Samuel Price was arrested at the scene on charges of producing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana, the report said.

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