Live Oak police looking for man suspected of running marijuana grow house

Larnard Bass
Posted at 6:59 PM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 11:31:09-05

LIVE OAK, Fla. (WTXL) -- Police officers in Suwannee County are looking for a Tallahassee man who they believe was running a marijuana grow house.

According to a release from Live Oak Police Department officers were called out to a home on the 400 block of Johnson Avenue "to deliver a message to a resident there for an out of town Law Enforcement Agency."

That's when officers say they could smell "the very strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the house." When no one answered the door officers call in a K9 who confirmed the smell of marijuana.

After getting a search warrant officers say they found a complex hydroponic growing system with two large cannabis plants. In the back bedroom officers say they found 20 smaller start plants.

Officers are asking for the public's help to find Larnard Bass, 36, of Tallahassee who they're charging with Cultivation of cannabis, possession of 20+ grams of cannabis, maintaining a cannabis grow house and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information on Bass' whereabouts or the grow operation are asked to call Live Oak Police Department at (386) 362-7463 or anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (386) 208-8477. A reward is being offered in all cases.