After a preliminary search, deputies located an estimated two pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $9,060, as well as more than a dozen marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of $26,000.
Sumter, SC (WLTX) Sumter County Sheriff deputies have arrested one man after finding a subterranean marijuana grow room and two pounds of marijuana.
According to Sheriff Anthony Dennis, deputies received information about a marijuana manufacturing operation in the 2000 block of McCrays Mill Road in Sumter.
Upon arrival at the location, the resident, Gobe Dean McElveen, 50, consented to officers searching the premises.
After a preliminary search, deputies located an estimated two pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of
In addition, deputies discovered several rooms within the building and a storage shed behind the residence that had been converted for the cultivation and manufacturing of marijuana.$9,060, as well as more than a dozen marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of $26,000.
Deputies also located a recently excavated, 500 square foot subterranean room directly below the residence in the process of being equipped for the manufacturing and cultivation of marijuana.
McElveen was searched, arrested, and transported to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. Another suspect fled the scene after deputies arrived, and is being sought at this time.
The investigation is ongoing, and more charges and additional arrests are possible
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