Narcotics detectives with the Sandy Springs Police Department on June 2 seized 72 marijuana plants from a home on Johnson Ferry Road.
Wesley Johnson, 38, was arrested when police found an indoor “grow operation” inside the residence, Sgt. Ron Momon said in a press release. Police charged Johnson with trafficking marijuana, distribution of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies.
In addition to 6.5 pounds of processed marijuana located throughout the home, $20,000 in cash and a handgun were seized.
The search warrant executed June 2 was the result of an April 16 complaint from an out-of-state law enforcement agency, regarding trafficking of marijuana.
When he was read his Miranda Rights, and he agreed to speak with officers without the presence of his attorney, Johnson said he was doing “God’s work” by growing and selling “sour diesel” marijuana, according to the incident report.
He added that some of the marijuana was “bad” weed that he did not grow on his own and that the batch he was growing was going to be his best.
Johnson was taken to Fulton County Jail.