Police stumble on huge Cobb County grow house - CBS46 News

Police stumble on huge Cobb County grow house

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Cobb County Jail mug shot:  37-year-old Sheldon Mitchell Cobb County Jail mug shot: 37-year-old Sheldon Mitchell
COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A sharp K-9 officer is credited with identifying a large marijuana growing operation early Wednesday while searching for a driver at fault in an unrelated car accident.

Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said the K-9 unit responded to the scene of a wreck on Hembree Road NE to search for a driver who left the scene on foot.

The police dog indicated the scent of "green" or growing marijuana at a nearby home. Officers also saw three large air conditioning units attached to the building, according to Bowman.

A man came to the door and would not speak to police. The officers secured a search warrant and found over 150 live plants.

Police said Sheldon Mitchell, 37, and Rebba Tillen, 23, were taken into custody. Charges against both are pending.

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