COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) seized equipment from a suspected marijuana grow lab in Covington Sunday morning.
According to the NCSO incident report, Deputy Clay Stevens responded to an address on Alison Trail July 2 to check on a possible drug lab. When he arrived, he met with the complainant who said he had evicted the tenant from the location back in February and changed the locks.
According to the report, the tenant continued to contact the complainant and asked to get back into the space, which is a garage. On July 1, the tenant reportedly contacted the complainant and asked to pick up his things from the garage.
According to the report, the complainant climbed up into the garage attic and kicked a hole in the sheetrock. When he opened the door, he reportedly found drug-growing equipment.
NCSO spokesman Investigator Jeff Alexander said the equipment was listed as fluorescent lighting, fertilizer, plastic bags and irrigation equipment. There were also dried marijuana leaves reportedly found throughout the room.
According to the report, NCSO has the name of the tenant. He did not come to claim his property.