COLUMBUS, Kan. — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon at a residence in the 300 block of North Florida Street in Columbus, where deputies allegedly found suspected marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as firearms, cash and a marijuana grow operation, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
“Inside the home was a hidden room, where a somewhat sophisticated indoor growing operation was set up,” Sheriff David Groves said in a statement. “Numerous marijuana plants, with an initial estimated street value of $40,000, were being hydroponically cultivated.”
A 46-year-old Columbus resident was arrested at the scene and is being held in the Cherokee County Jail. The sheriff’s office plans to submit charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a firearm.
The suspect’s bond is currently set at $71,000, pending the filing of formal charges. The Globe does not generally identify suspects until charges have been filed.