(Evansville, Indiana) An Evansville man was arrested this afternoon after the Indiana State Police received an anonymous tip of marijuana being cultivated at a residence.
Earlier today, August 28, Indiana State Police received an anonymous tip that marijuana was being cultivated at a residence located at 3500 Schmitt Lane in Evansville. Troopers drove by the residence and spotted marijuana plants that were over 6 feet tall in the backyard.
Approximately 2:00 p.m., Indiana State Police, Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Division and Warrick County Sheriff drug units arrived at the residence to execute a search warrant. When officers searched the property they found over 1,500 cultivated marijuana plants inside the residence and in the backyard. Officers also found over 300 grams of marijuana; packaged and ready for delivery.
“The marijuana plants had a street value of approximately $1, 500,000,” said Senior Trooper Scott Qualls.
Mark Alan Hunt, 50, of Evansville was arrested for Cultivating Marijuana, Dealing Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Marijuana.
He was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-852-3970. Anyone with information can remain anonymous.