52 pot plants found in marijuana growing operation

David Haught Jr. (Photo provided by Van Wert Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

VAN WERT COUNTY, Ohio (WANE)  The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 30-year-old man Wednesday after finding a marijuana growing operation.

David Haught Jr. is facing a felony drug possession charge.

The arrest came after deputies got a tip about the growing operation and executed a search warrant at a home on State Route 116. Investigators recovered 52 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $52,000.

A 36-year-old man was also at the home at the time of the search. He has not been charged.

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