By Jennifer Lenain, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
When sheriff’s deputies went to a Picayune residence to investigate an animal cruelty complaint, they found four marijuana plants instead.
Sgt. Shane Edgar and Deputy Sherman Gaspard went to the residence of Curtis Lee Brown on July 21 to investigate an animal cruelty complaint, said Donnie Saucier, chief investigator.
At #2 Broadway Circle, Edgar and Gaspard made contact with Brown, 46, and he led the deputies to a shed on his property.
“Brown said it was where he kept his dog’s food,” Saucier said. “Sgt. Edgar looked inside the shed and observed four marijuana plants,” he said, “and they were about four-feet tall.”
The marijuana plants were seized by the Sheriff’s office and Brown was arrested.
Brown was charged with manufacturing marijuana, said Saucier.
The animals were determined to be in good condition.