Marijuana plants spotted growing in back yard from air say deputies

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BUFFALO, SC (WSPA) – A man was arrested and charged with drug violations after Union County deputies say a plane spotted marijuana plants growing in his back yard from the air.

Rembert Dantzler Parler, 57, was charged with manufacturing marijuana by the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Deputies say they coordinated with the State Law Enforcement Division at the S.C. National Guard to fly planes to search for marijuana plants.

The pilot radioed deputies, who then went to a home in Buffalo.

Deputies say Parler was growing several plants outside his home on Mt. Lebanon Road. Deputies say he admitted to having the plants along with more pot in a refrigerator in the home.

Investigators say they removed 51 marijuana plants and 23 grams of pot from the home while arresting him.

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