CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man living in a house on Job Corps Road where police allege they found an elaborate marijuana growing operation last week was charged with two drug offenses Tuesday, according to court records.
Police said the man was not there when they raided the house last Wednesday. Officers left a note telling him to call police, Jefferson County Sheriff William Senseney said.
Detectives and undercover officers raiding the home alleged they found 149 marijuana plants and a large amount of cured pot in four 33-gallon garbage bags.
Jason Barrett Drake, 37, of 3200 Chestnut Grove Road, Hedgesville, W.Va., showed up at Jefferson County Magistrate Court Tuesday afternoon with his attorney, James T. Kratovil, said Magistrate Katherine Santucci.