A resident of the Hunt community, Edwin Hamor, age 49 was arrested on Wednesday, August 1 when an elaborate marijuana grow operation was discovered on his property on County Road 3190.
Personnel from the D.E.A., Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Game and Fish and Coal Hill Police Department were conducting an annual marijuana eradication program when spotters noticed several plants growing next to the Hamor property, with mowed pathways leading from the residence into thick underbrush.
A ground crew was directed to the scene and discovered approximately 70 marijuana plants, varying from a foot tall to around 5 foot in height.
A search warrant was served on the residence where several pounds of processed marijuana as well as marijuana seeds, small plants, grow lights, fertilizer and drug paraphernalia were discovered in a shed near the outdoor grow operation.
Hamor was taken into custody without incident.
Hamor is charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.