57 marijuana plants recovered in Coffee County

Jerry Lynn Rawls / DCDU

The Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit recovered 57 marijuana plants last week from two different cases.

The first case came on June 11as a result of aerial surveillance being conducted by Georgia State Patrol Aviation which discovered a small marijuana grow in a dog pen in the back yard of a residence on South Point Drive.

DCDU detectives found 26 plants in the pen and 15 more in a wooded area southeast of the home. This is the second time marijuana plants

No one was home at the time, but officers arrested Travis Eugene Brinson and Jerry Lynn Rawls on June 12 and charged each of them with manufacturing marijuana.

The second case happened on June 14 at a residence on Buckhead Road.

Deputies discovered 16 plants growing on the property and contacted DCDU investigators. They later arrested Keith Kiler Kirkland and charged him with manufacturing marijuana.