for immediate release
September 22, 2004

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Hurricane Ivan may be responsible for the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing facility in Mary Esther.

Arrested last evening (Tuesday evening) on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was Michael Shannon "Stache" Kelly, age 34 (8-12-1970), of 10 Macy Lane, Mary Esther.

A fully-equipped marijuana grow room, complete with lighting, fertilizer, oxygen, and 78 individual marijuana plants under cultivation was discovered when Kelly's landlord arrived to begin repairs.

The tenant had been given notice to vacate the damaged premises, and was told the landlord would be inspecting the property.


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