PRAIRIEVILLE - State troopers arrested a man accused of cultivating marijuana in the attic of his Prairieville residence, Louisiana State Police reported Wednesday.
Narcotics agents with State Police, the Gonzales Police Department, the Ascension Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration searched the home of Albert Carroll, 47, on Tuesday, troopers said in a news release.
Agents found 49 marijuana plants, three firearms and equipment used to grow marijuana indoors, troopers said.
The marijuana plants were located in a 12-by-12-foot room that was accessed through a hidden stairwell built into a bedroom, troopers said.
The estimated street value of the seized marijuana plants is approximately $49,000. Each plant has the potential to produce about one pound of marijuana, troopers said.
Troopers said they booked Carroll into Ascension Parish Prison in Donaldsonville on counts of cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm with marijuana and simple possession of marijuana.