Man busted on marijuana grow house in New Territory

By LeaAnne Klentzman

After several months of investigation and utility tracing, the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force obtained a search warrant on a hydroponic grow operation in the New Territory subdivision. The home in question is located at 915 Featherbrook in the Laurel Crest/ Chapel Bend section of New Territory. According to county records the home is owned by a Family Trust in Walnut, California.

According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, the search warrant was executed on September 12. He said, “The narcotics agents located a sophisticated indoor marijuana operation being conducted in four rooms of the residence. “ They recovered 343 Marijuana plants inside the home along with indoor grow lights, scales, water pumps, fans, invertors and assorted equipment all used in the manufacturing, packaging, and selling of marijuana, said Haenel. The street value of the seized marijuana was assessed at $300,000.

This is what a marijuana grow house looks like in full operation in a Fort Bend County neighborhood.

Justin Fonville, 32, was at the scene and arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana greater than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds in a drug free zone. His bond was set at $150,000. According to county records, Fonville was handled for possession of marijuana in 1998 and possession of a controlled substance in 2000.

There is no word if other arrests are expected or if more suspects were involved.

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