Deputies: 6 marijuana plants found at suspect's home

Deputies: 6 marijuana plants found at suspect's home

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County sheriff's deputies say they have arrested a 54-year-old after uncovering six marijuana plants and 4.6 ounces of marijuana at the suspect's home during a search.

Wade Faucette of West Ashley turned himself in Wednesday and was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing of marijuana.

According to an incident report, authorities were tipped off in May after receiving photographs from a school resource deputy at Clarke Academy that showed marijuana growing inside the suspect's home on 76 Norview Drive. The school resource deputy also told investigators the whole house smelled like weed.

The report states deputies initiated a search warrant at Faucette's home on May 20 around 2:48 p.m. Once inside, deputies found chemicals and items to grow marijuana, labeled mason jars containing high grade marijuana, and other items associated with the drug.

Overall, 4.6 ounces of marijuana was seized from the home.

Deputies say they also found six marijuana plants. The plants were labeled: Mexican, Mazar, Skunk, Big Bud, Express, Mystic.

The report states Faucette admitted to growing the marijuana, but said he was doing so for his own personal use and was teaching himself via the internet.

Faucette was not arrested at the time due to child care and custody concerns, deputies say.

Investigators say arrest warrants for Faucette were issued, and he turned himself in on June 4.

Faucette's bond was set at $10,000 for each charge.

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