For Immediate Release
December 2, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
DESTIN INDOOR POT GROW DISCOVERED
The Okaloosa County Multi- Agency Drug Task Force executed a search the same day and charged 39 year old Zachary Shannon Wear with Cultivation of Marijuana, Operating a Structure with Knowledge of the Manufacture of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Investigators found approximately 280 marijuana plants located in a loft above the garage, an adjacent closet, and a downstairs bathroom. They also found grow lights, chemicals associated with the growing process, and equipment to aid the cultivation. Wear, who rents a portion of the home, says his roommate was unaware of the illicit activities.