1 arrested after agents find 131 marijuana plants at Rock Hill home

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJuly 16, 2014 

— A Rock Hill man has been arrested after drug agents said he grew 131 marijuana plants at two houses along his property.

On Tuesday, York County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a Cel-River Road home in Rock Hill to meet with a hunter who reported finding several marijuana plants, said Marvin Brown, commander of the county’s multijurisdictional drug enforcement unit. Drug agents found a total of 108 pot plants in the area.

At about 11 a.m. Wednesday, drug agents, deputies and investigators with the State Law Enforcement Division found more plants growing behind another Cel-River Road home while performing a marijuana eradication operation via helicopter.

After executing a search warrant of the house, agents found 23 plants, Brown said. They charged Gerald Williams Jr., 30, with trafficking marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. He told police he lived at the property.

Gerald Williams Sr., 50, told The Herald he owns the property, but his son lives there.

Williams Sr. has not been charged with any crime in connection to the arrest of Williams Jr. at the Cel-River Road properties, Brown said.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Gerald Williams Jr.'s age.

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