BAKER, LA (WAFB) - Baker Police were called to a house around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday for a domestic incident and found an elaborate clandestine marijuana grow lab and a number of drugs in the house. The house is located within 1,000 feet from Bethany Christian School.
According to the police report, 41-year-old Clarence Jackson Jr. was involved in an argument that resulted in the police being called. When police arrived, they smelled an "overwhelming" odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the house. The victims stated there was, in fact, marijuana in the house and a box hidden outside containing narcotics.
The report states as the police were on their way when Jackson told another person in the house to hide the box of narcotics outside for him. The box contained about 90 grams of oxycodone, fentanyl.
Jackson admitted to police he owned the box of narcotics. During a search of the house, police also found alprazolam, Tylenol with codeine, phentermine, crystal meth, marijuana, and a digital scale with marijuana residue.
When police searched the garage, the affidavit of probable cause says the room was full of components for an elaborate clandestine marijuana grow laboratory. The components were not in operation and there were no marijuana plants.
Jackson told police he had plans to create the marijuana grow lab at a later date. He also told police the narcotics found in the box hidden in the backyard of the house is for synthetic marijuana he sold throughout several southern states.
Jackson was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, alprazolam, crystal meth, phentermine, Tylenol with codeine; creation of a clandestine lab in a school zone; and domestic abuse and battery.
He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $57,500 bond.