Judging from the photographs provided by deputies in Tazwell County, Va., Roger Lee Sparks operated the saddest looking marijuana grow house ever. The cops claim the 38-year-old Richlands resident had 115 plants with a street value of $350,000. That is a generous estimate considering the images show the plants had still in a vegetative state.
They were probably several months from producing a harvest and judging from the picture showing two jars filled with brownish, schwag weed, Sparks was better off not having a grow house.
Sparks didn’t help himself by being a convicted felon in possession of two rifles and a shotgun. Deputies charged him with manufacturing marijuana, possession of a firearm with more than a pound of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or distribute.
Sparks has previously been charged with Robbery, Manufacture of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Distribution of Marijuana. Currently he is being held with No Bond at the Southwest Regional Jail Authority in Tazewell.
Deputies were anonymously tipped off to Sparks’ marijuana grow house and obtained search warrant for his home.