Man Arrested After Being Found With 78 Marijuana Plants

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A man suspected of having a marijuana growing operation was arrested Wednesday.

Eric Mekolites was charged with cultivation of marijuana.

Police said that they found 78 marijuana plants and growing equipment inside of his home, located in the 8400 block of North Street Road Northeast.

Officials said they discovered the marijuana operation after receiving a tip from a citizen.

Other residents of the home could face charges.

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