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The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a father and son after marijuana was found on their property Friday.
According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, Narcotics Investigators were investigating marijuana plants being grown inside a Neeses home. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />
After observing a strong odor coming from an outdoor shed and other items associated with manufacturing marijuana, officers obtained a search warrant for 217 Greatview Road, Neeses, the report stated.
Officers say they located 20 marijuana plants being grown in the outdoor shed on the property.
According to investigators, the shed was equipped with grow lights, insulated rooms, exhaust fans and air conditioners, various fertilizers, and manicured plants.
Richard Neal Jennings made statements to investigators that the plants were his and he was charged with manufacturing marijuana. Marijuana and other paraphernalia were located in Brandon Lee Jennings’ room, and he was charged with simple possession, deputies say.
Officers also seized 3 handguns, a 12 gauge shotgun, and a .22 auto rifle.
"Our narcotic investigations are producing some outstanding results,” said Ravenell. “We are locating some elaborate operations and making arrests in areas of the county that have not seen this type of consistent results in a while. We are grateful to concerned citizens for providing us vital information to begin our investigations into unlawful activity in our county."