Lafayette police discover 49 marijuana plants growing in home
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.
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).