2 arrested after pot plant found in dormitory

By The Associated Press

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Two students at Mississippi Valley State University are free on bond after being charged with growing marijuana in a dormitory room.

Valley campus police chief Robert Sanders tells the Greenwood Commonwealth (http://bit.ly/uAqRJi ) that 19-year-old Quandredrick Jackson and 20-year-old Tevin Nelson were each charged with manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to sell. Sanders says there were 24 marijuana plants growing in the dorm room.

The arrests came Thursday when campus police were looking into a report of a stolen television in Leflore Hall. Sanders says the officers noted a strong smell of marijuana coming from an adjoining room.

Sanders says the dorm room contained a full harvesting operation, complete with fluorescent “grow lights” and a two-speed fan, which operated on a digital timer.