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Tip leads to a marijuana growing operation and meth lab near Mt. Olive

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A Jefferson County man was arrested and charged for allegedly growing marijuana and making meth in his house.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports that on September 1, 2013, deputies received a tip there was an indoor marijuana growing operation and an active meth lab at a house in the 1500 block of Brookside Road near Mount Olive.

Deputies arrived at the house, and a young man said his parents were not at the house, but admitted to having marijuana there, and knew nothing of a meth lab.

Deputies were allowed in the house, and saw a room where marijuana was growing, including lighting and other equipment which were set up to help the plants grow.

The homeowner, Thomas Randall McCarty, arrived while deputies were on the scene.

After being interviewed by deputies, McCarty admitted to growing marijuana and manufacturing Methamphetamine.

McCarty, 45, of Mt. Olive, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of a

Controlled Substance.

He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he posted $30,000 bond and was released.

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