More than 200 marijuana plants found


A Highland County man is facing charges after more than 200 marijuana plants were allegedly confiscated by local authorities Thursday.

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said his office received information that someone was growing marijuana plants on their back in Paint Township. In response, sheriff’s office deputies and detectives went to an address on North Shore Drive and talked with a male subject at the home who was later identified as Chat Heflin, 47.

Heflin admitted to the authorities that he was growing marijuana, then gave the officers permission to search his residence. Located on Heflin’s porch outside were 211 marijuana plants, along with other items generally used in the cultivation of marijuana, according to Barrera.

The investigation is pending and Barrera said charges will be filed.

For further information or clarification, contact Barrera at 937-393-1421.

Staff report

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