BPD: Pot plants spied in window

Published 4:45 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Bogalusa man was arrested Monday by police officers, after a citizen apparently saw marijuana plants growing in a window of the suspect’s home.

Bogalusa Police Department officials reported that on Monday at approximately 12:15 p.m., the BPD received a call in reference to the suspected plants. Officers then were dispatched to a home in the 900 block of Long Avenue.

When officers arrived, several marijuana plants allegedly could be seen on the windowsill in plain view. Officers with the shift of Capt. Wendell O’Berry made contact with the homeowner, Jarius Caston, 28, who was later placed under arrest.

Caston faces many charges, including cultivation of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a child under the age of 17.

A Bogalusa man was arrested Monday after officers reportedly found marijuana plants growing inside his house. A citizen called a tip to the BPD after allegedly seeing the plants growing on a windowsill.