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Deputies say Denver man growing drugs

 

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Sheriff’s Narcotics agents say these plants, which they’ve identified as mar-ijuana, were found growing inside a Denver man’s residence.

 

JENNA-LEY HARRISON

Staff Writer

 

Narcotics investigators arrested a Denver man last week after they said he was growing marijuana inside his residence.

Deputies searched Bryan Edward Lanning’s home on Hagers Ferry Road after someone contacted the county’s Drug Tip Line about the suspect, an agency press release said.

The 43-year-old suspect was charged with one felony count each of manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance along with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was additionally charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Narcotics officers seized eight marijuana plants from inside the home and other “miscellaneous” marijuana plants totalling more than 60 ounces, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said they estimated the plants’ value to be nearly $8,000.

Lanning remains behind bars under a $60,000 secured bond and is scheduled to make his next court appearance later this month.

Anyone with information on area drug activity is asked to contact the Drug Tip Line at (704) 736-8606. Tips may remain anonymous. In addition, narcotics investigators follow up on all tips, the Sheriff’s Office said.

 

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