Police: Man arrested after 12 marijuana plants found in garage

Bill Johnson, 49, charged with cultivating marijuana

JSO booking photo of Bill Johnson
JSO booking photo of Bill Johnson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 49-year-old man was arrested Sunday on a charge of cultivating marijuana, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Police said they responded to the Westside home of Bill Johnson because his wife made a call saying that she needed help.

Johnson told officers when they arrived at his home that his wife had left, and that she called because she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and needs medication.

Police then asked if they could search his home, according to the arrest report.

During the search, police said, they found inside the garage a small tent that housed 12 mature marijuana plants, as well as a grow lamp and a fan.

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