Facebook Post Leads Deputies To Marijuana Patch In Whitley County

Authorities in Whitley County said photos posted on Facebook led them to a marijuana patch on September 12, 2014, where a father and son were arrested for cultivating marijuana.

Sheriff’s Deputies said an anonymous tip led them to photos on Facebook showing a Whitley County resident posing in front of large pot plants on Clifford Canada Road.

Investigators said the photos led them to the scene where they found an estimated 14 marijuana plants that were 12-to-13 feet tall.

Sheriff’s Deputies said they went to a home on Clifford Canada Road and made contact with Tony Canada, 20, of Whitley County.

Investigators said when questioned, Canada admitted to growing pot on the property along with some family members and he showed authorities specifically where the plants were located.

Deputies said Canada told them one of the pot plants was nicknamed "Smiley" and that the seeds to grow the illegal plants were bought after reading about them in a magazine ad.

Investigators said they arrested Tony Canada and his father, Ronald Canada, 45. of Whitley County.

Deputies said the father and son were charged with Cultivating in Marijuana (more than five plants).

The plants were photographed and then destroyed, according to investigators.

Deputies said more arrests were possible as the investigation continued.

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