A routine traffic stop leads to the discovery of a marijuana grow house in metro Atlanta.
Karleen Chalker, spokeswoman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said a sergeant pulled over a driver behaving strangely Sunday night on Georgia 400 near the intersection of Shiloh Road.
The police discovered marijuana and got enough information to acquire a warrant to search 52-year-old Robert Wesley Williams' home on Canon Bay in Cumming.
"When we executed the search warrant, we located in the basement of the home 32 marijuana plants between five and seven feet tall. We also discovered an unknown amount of marijuana buds that were drying, as well as multiple pieces of equipment such as lights and filtering system that are used in an indoor grow house," said Chalker.
The street value of the marijuana was $50,000.
Williams was charged with manufacturing marijuana. A passenger in Williams' car, 58-year-old Melanie Dawn Phillips of Roswell, was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.