Major drug bust in affluent Georgia homes yields $7M in marijuana, 9 arrests, officials say

The basements in six Georgia homes were converted into indoor greenhouses for marijuana production, cops say.

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Georgia police discovered a “highly” sophisticated indoor pot operation in a Gainesville home, where a basement was converted into a greenhouse holding more than 500 marijuana plants, officials told Fox News.

“The photos really don’t do it justice,” Lt. Dan Scalia, who is in charge of the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad, told Fox News on Thursday. “Some

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Aaron Carter Arrested on DUI and Marijuana Possession Charges in Georgia

Aaron Carter was arrested in Georgia on Saturday, July 15, on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, a spokesperson for the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office confirms to Us Weekly.

The “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” singer, 29, was detained at approximately 9 p.m. ET in the county, which is about 90 miles north of Atlanta. He was charged with DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police confirm to Us that Carter was in the vehicle with his girlfriend, photographer Madison Parker. She was also arrested and charged with obstruction and two drug-related charges.

Prior to his arrest, the pop star’s management team wrote on his Twitter account that he would not be able to make his scheduled performance in Kansas City on Saturday night “due to transportation issues.”

Carter, who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, was previously arrested for marijuana possession in February 2008.

Us Weekly has reached out to Aaron’s publicist for comment.

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‘Smell of marijuana’ led to UGA’s Elijah Holyfield arrest

The incident occurred was at Vandiver Hall on River Road, just before midnight on Sunday. A resident assistant called UGA police after smelling the odor of marijuana from a dorm room, a suite that Holyfield shared with two teammates. When police officer Jacob Herndon arrived outside the room, he wrote that he could “immediately smell” the marijuana. He knocked and Holyfield answer the door, his eyes appearing bloodshot, Herndon wrote. 

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