FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA (WAFB) - Police investigating a disturbance at a house said they happened upon a marijuana grow operation and arrested the man and woman living there Monday.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported Keith Whetstine, 51, and Amber Smith, 32, are both charged with cultivation of marijuana. They share a home in French Settlement.
According to reports, the French Settlement Police Department was called out to a home to investigate a disturbance and found lots of marijuana inside. The officers contacted the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. The LPSO Narcotics Division was also called in to assist.
Investigators reported finding 44 marijuana plants with a street value of $44,000.
In addition to cultivation of marijuana, Whetstine was also charged with simple battery domestic abuse. His bond was set at $75,500.
Smith's bond was set at $75,000.
They were both still locked up at the Livingston Parish Detention Center as of Thursday night.