Lancaster man accused of growing pot at home

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJuly 16, 2013 

— A man deputies took to the ground after he resisted arrest last week used potting soil and fluorescent lights to grow 43 marijuana plants in his Lancaster home, deputies say.

Acting on a tip, Lancaster County Sheriff’s drug investigators visited Paul Walter Brumley’s home at 948 Suttle Road last Wednesday and asked to speak with him, according to a news release.

When Brumley, 43, opened the door, investigators could smell marijuana, the release states. Police issued a search warrant and found 43 marijuana plants in the home and on Brumley’s property.

They also found equipment used to make pot, such as potting soil, water and fluorescent lights, said Maj. Matt Shaw of the sheriff’s office. Police also found marijuana seeds, hydrocodone pills and Xanax pills.

Brumley jerked away from police when they tried to arrest him, the release states, and refused to comply. Police took him to the ground and briefly struggled with him before he was handcuffed.

He was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond, court records show, but has since been released.

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