FBCSO: Pot growing operation in New Territory home


During the past month, agents with the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force conducted an investigation of an alleged indoor marijuana grow operation at a residence located at 915 Featherbrook near Sugar Land. As a result of the findings in the investigation, a search warrant for the residence was issued.

On September 12, the search warrant was executed and agents reportedly located a sophisticated indoor marijuana operation being conducted in four rooms of the home

According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, drug agents located 343 marijuana plants inside the home, along with indoor growing lights, scales, water pumps, fans, invertors and assorted equipment used for manufacturing, packaging, and selling of marijuana. The street value of the seized marijuana is $300,000.

The suspect who was arrested at the scene was identified as Justin Fonville, 32. Fonville is in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail on the charge of possession of marijuana greater than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds in a drug free zone, with a $150,000 bond. This offense is a first-degree felony with a punishment range of 5 to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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