Interlachen Man Arrested after Marijuana Found Growing at Residence
Interlachen, FL: On July 27, 2014 at approximately 12:10 am Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to 211 Evans Avenue in Interlachen in response to the report of gunfire. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the complainant, 44 year old Mark Len Currie. Currie told deputies someone was shooting toward his property and he had seen bullets striking the limbs of trees in his yard. Deputies asked Currie for permission to check the property and to show them where the limbs had been struck. No physical evidence of gunfire or damage caused by gunfire was located and neighbors indicated they had not heard any shots fired within the timeframe in question. However, when Currie walked deputies around the property they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from a shed located behind the residence. Deputies were able to view marijuana plants through a crack in the shed door. After speaking to Currie concerning the shed he consented to a search of the shed and residence. The search revealed 42 marijuana plants, indoor grow lights and a variety of drug related paraphernalia. Currie, who is a convicted felon, was also found to be in the possession of a Marlin 30-30 lever action rifle.
Currie 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 $15,016.00. The initial report of gunfire was later determined to most likely have been fireworks.
- One count of producing marijuana
- One count of the possession of drug equipment
- One count of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon
- One count of maintaining a drug dwelling