A Conway man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after police seized $131,200 of marijuana plants from a Horry County home.
Robert Clyde Allan, 56, of Conway, was arrested Saturday after Horry County police found more than 41 marijuana plants in a greenhouse and inside Allan’s residence, according to Lt. Raul Denis with Horry County police.
Horry County narcotics agents responded to a residence on Nichols Road in Galivants Ferry after receiving a tip about marijuana cultivation, Denis said.
When the greenhouse door was left open, a detective used binoculars to determine the plants were consistent with marijuana and growth practices, according to a police report.
When police approached Allan he was forthcoming about the marijuana growth and told police “I don’t guess y’all are here about the watermelons,” according to the report.
Allan gave officers permission to search his residence and the greenhouse, the report said. Police found 41 plants ranging from 3 ft. to 8 ft. tall in the greenhouse and additional plants in the house, Denis said.
The plants have an estimated street value of $131,200, Denis said.
Allan was charged with manufacturing marijuana, booked into J. Reuben Detention Center and released on a $10,000 bond, Denis said.
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