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Staff Writer

   Sheriff’s deputies confirmed Friday that plants seized during a bust in February were in fact marijuana.
   According to Chief Personnel and Administrative Officer Eric Williamson, the seizure netted 13 pounds of marijuana at an estimated street value of more than $90,000.
   Grenada authorities waited on the official confirmation from the state crime lab after sending in samples.
   A man Williamson identified as John R. Smith, 69, was arrested Feb. 25, after sheriff’s deputies, working with the Grenada County Task Force, found plants and 24 guns in Smith’s home on Nelia Road.
   Smith is a felon and also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Williamson.
   He’s currently being held at the Grenada County Jail on $170,000 bond.
   The circumstances under which Smith was arrested were unusual, Williamson said.
   Deputies received a call at 5:49 p.m. of threats made to an individual in the 1100 block of Nelia Road.
   Smith reported that threats were being made against him, Williamson said.

For the full story, see the online edition or the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.

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