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Large marijuana grow operation discovered in Taylor County

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Posted at 2:42 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 10:48:44-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested after drug investigators in Taylor County uncovered a large marijuana grow operation.

After seeing several marijuana plants at 16244 Old US Hwy 19 South, deputies arrested William "Bill" Livingston of Perry.

A subsequent search of the property revealed a total of 176 marijuana plants weighing approximately 35 lbs.

Also, 13.5 oz of additional marijuana was discovered, packaged for distribution.

Livingston is facing the following charges:

Charges: Cultivating Marijuana F.S. 893.1351

Poss of Marijuana with Intent to Sell F.S. 893.13

Poss of Controlled Substance F.S. 893.13

Poss of Drug Paraphernalia F.S. 89.147