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Search reveals marijuana-growing operation, 4 arrested

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Robert L. Packer, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office Robert L. Packer, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office
Jakob Daniel Packer, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office Jakob Daniel Packer, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office
Joseph Hipp, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office Joseph Hipp, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office
Robert Leroy Packer, III, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office Robert Leroy Packer, III, Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Four men were arrested Tuesday after specially-trained Narcotics Investigators in Florence searched a home and found evidence of a marijuana-growing operation.

A search warrant was executed at a home in the 600 block of McKeithan Road as a result of a lengthy investigation, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff's Office. The search yielded marijuana, artificial lighting used for indoor growing, marijuana plant materials, scales, and other evidence of marijuana manufacturing.

According to officials, four men have been arrested on various charges related to growing, possessing and distributing marijuana:

-Robert L. Packer, age 43, was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office on June 23, 2013 and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

-Jakob Daniel Packer, age 17, was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office and charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute.

- Joseph Hipp, age 20, was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

- Robert Leroy Packer, III age 20, of was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office and charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute.

The investigation that led to these arrests is ongoing, officials stated, and more arrests and charged are possible.

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