Teacher arrested for growing marijuana
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. - A Mississippi high school teacher is behind bars and facing fines up to $1 million, all for growing marijuana at his St. Martin home.
Narcotics officers fro two agencies searched the home of 51-year-old Patrick Charles Walker on Wednesday, November 15. Walker is a teacher at St. Martin High School.
During the search, agents found marijuana plants growing inside and outside Walker's home. They also seized marijuana that had been recently harvested, as well as stuff to grow marijuana, like fertilizers, nutrients, fans, and Ultraviolet grow lights.
Walker was arrested on the scene and is charged with one count of cultivation of marijuana. He's currently being held at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department Adult Detention Center. He's awaiting his initial appearance before a judge.
If convicted, Walker faces a fine up to $1 million and up to 30 years in the state penitentiary.
Published : Thursday, 19 Nov 2009, 4:24 PM CST