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Police: Marijuana found growing in West Watauga Ave. apartment

November 8th, 2011 6:18 am by Staff Report

Police: Marijuana found growing in West Watauga Ave. apartment

Johnson City police arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday morning after finding marijuana during a domestic disturbance call on West Watauga Avenue, police said in a news release.
Braid Lopez, 608 W. Watauga Ave., No. 4, was charged with manufacturing marijuana.
In a report, police said officers went to the apartment about 3:50 a.m. and after they knocked several times, 19-year-old Tessa Phillips answered the door. Phillips told police she had been in an argument with her boyfriend earlier, but he had left the residence, and she was alone in the apartment with their 6-month-old daughter.
But police noticed a light go off upstairs in the apartment, so they asked the woman if they could go inside to make sure everything was fine. Phillips told police she would have to get dressed first, and after several minutes passed, police knocked again. The woman again told police her boyfriend was not home.
As they went inside, police noticed a strong odor of marijuana, and when they checked the upstairs bedroom, they found Lopez and noticed that a bedroom door frame had been broken.
Police then saw a marijuana plant growing in a pot in an open closet, according to the report, and they later found three more pots containing marijuana.
Grow lights, plastic bags and digital scales also were found, police said.
Lopez was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance Thursday.

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