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Lumpkin County couple charged with growing marijuana
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The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office reports it found 174 marijuana plants at a home on Camp Wahsega Road north of Dahlonega. Photo courtesy Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office. - photo by Luigi Zingales

A Lumpkin County couple is accused of running a marijuana growhouse.

At a home at 2585 Camp Wahsega Road north of Dahlonega, authorities found 174 marijuana plants and 3 pounds of marijuana ready for distribution, altogether valued at more than $360,000, according to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities also found 24 firearms, seven grow lights, five power inverters, a dehydrator and a vacuum bag sealer.

The search, completed with the assistance of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office,  was initiated following an anonymous complaint.

Robert Cartee, 53, and his wife, Tracey Diamond Cartee, 50, were arrested and face charges of trafficking marijuana, with more charges pending, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Cartees are in custody and bond has not been set.

Compiled by Shannon Casas from news release

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Authorities say they found 3 pounds of marijuana ready for distribution at a home on Camp Wahsega Road north of Dahlonega. Photo courtesy Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office.
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