Large Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down in West Putnam
Hawthorne, FL: On July 22, 2014 detectives with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug and Vice Unit responded to 127 Beulah Drive, Hawthorne in reference to an anonymous tip that marijuana was being grown in large quantities at that location. Upon arrival deputies were able to view numerous marijuana plants growing in plain sight in the backyard. Contact was made with the occupant of the residence, Christopher Demot Griffin, who consented to a search of the home and property. The search revealed 96 marijuana plants, several pounds of marijuana that had already been harvested and a variety of drug related paraphernalia. Griffin, who is a convicted felon, was also found to be in the possession of a .410 gauge shotgun.
Griffin was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on the below listed charges and later released on a bond of $4,012.00.
- 1.One count of producing marijuana
- 2.One count of the possession of drug equipment
- 3.One count of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon