Lafayette police discover 49 marijuana plants growing in home

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Danielle Richardson

The Lafayette Police Department seized and removed 49 marijuana plants from a home Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to the home in the 1400 block of Johnson Street around 3:30 p.m. after receiving a tip.

Following an initial investigation, a search warrant was secured for the home, police searched and a marijuana growing operation was discovered. The 49 marijuana plants were seized and removed. Authorities also found Xanax, a controlled substance and steroids in the home.

Photo courtesy of the Lafayette Police Department

Photo courtesy of the Lafayette Police Department

Danielle Richardson, 37, was arrested and is facing the following charges:

  • Two counts of possession of marijuana
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance
  • Dealing marijuana
  • Unlawful possession of a syringe
  • Maintaining a common nuisance

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests could follow.  Anybody with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department (807-1200) or the We-Tip Hotline (800-78-CRIME).