Marijuana grow house dismantled in Forsyth County

Search warrant results in arrests, discovery of 32 indoor marijuana plants

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A couple has been arrested after a search warrant of their home yielded about 32 marijuana plants and an indoor grow home.

Arrested were Robert Wesley Williams, 52, of Cumming and Melanie Dawn Phillips, 58, of Roswell.

Williams was released Feb. 4 on a $11,110 bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court Feb. 18.

Phillips was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. She was released on a $1,155 bond and is scheduled to appear in state court April 19.

The events that led to the marijuana grow house unfolded when Forsyth County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Thompson pulled a car over about 11 p.m. on Feb. 3 on Ga. 400 near the intersection of Shiloh Road.

During the traffic stop, Thompson found some marijuana.

After further investigation, information led to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics investigators securing a warrant for a home at 3250 Canon Bay, located off Buford Dam Road.

The home belonged to Williams.

Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said the plants found in the basement of the home were between five-and-seven feet tall.

“We also discovered an unknown amount of marijuana buds that were drying and multiple pieces of equipment, such as lights and a filtering system that are used in an indoor grow house,” Piper said.