Lincoln County authorities say a narcotics hotline tip led them to a mobile home that they claim had been converted into a marijuana growing operation.
A 66-year-old Denver man, Raymond William Taylor, was arrested in connection with the case.
The sheriffs office says deputies and narcotics detectives, armed with a search warrant, entered a mobile home about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Lawhorn Lane, off Mack Ballard Road near the Denver community. The search followed a three-month investigation, authorities say.
Detectives allege the walls of the mobile home had been gutted on the inside, helping convert the residence. Investigators say they seized equipment used for growing marijuana, along with 18 plants and 7 1/2 pounds of harvested marijuana. The street value of the harvested drugs is between $8,000 and $15,000, depending on how it is packaged, according to investigators.
Taylor was charged with possession with three felonies -- intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance; manufacturing a controlled substance; and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He is being held under $25,000 bond, deputies say.