The Sheriff’s Departments SWAT team, Patrol Deputies and members of the Natural Resources Police helped the Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit seize 234 marijuana plants, Thursday.
The Sheriff;s Department said they found plants, eight guns, scales, and packaging materials at the farm in Sardis belonging to Howard Hickey Jr.
After receiving a tip from concerned citizens about the drug operation, SCAD Deputies began a covert surveillance on the marijuana fields and caught Hickey tending the marijuana plants on video. Once it was confirmed that Hickey was the owner of the farm, the search warrant was obtained and executed.
Hickey was taken into custody and charged with two felony counts; Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with intent to cultivate. He was then taken before Harrison County Magistrate Warren Davis where his bond was set at $100,000 cash.