Local man arrested for growing marijuana

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 24, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police have arrested a local man after allegedly discovering marijuana growing in his basement.

Jonathan Paul Higgerson, 26, 533 Olive Street, was charged April 7 with possession of a controlled substance, drug tax-stamp violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a controlled-substance violation.

Complaints said Higgerson’s residence was searched April 7 by police in response to complaints that someone was growing marijuana.

Upon searching the basement, reports said police discovered marijuana growing, including two plants, a large tent, grow lights, temperature gauges, and a timer.

Officers reported they also found numerous marijuana pipes in the residence, and Higgerson admitted to growing the marijuana.

— by Brian Albert

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