OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - On Feb. 9 around 3:45 p.m. Opelika Police Narcotics Detectives served an arrest warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance for 33-year-old Jackson Penn.
While at the residence, detectives noticed items that led them to believe there was marijuana growing inside the house, located in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue.
During the search warrant, they located a large amount of marijuana plants and paraphernalia used in the growing of marijuana throughout the house. Due to the quantity of marijuana recovered being over 2.2 pounds, all three residents of the house were arrested for drug trafficking.
Jackson Eaves was arrested on the original warrant for a controlled substance crime, as well as a new charge of unlawful possession of controlled substance based on items discovered in the search.
The other two residents, who appeared to be actively involved, were Jackson Eaves' parents, 71 year-old Ronald Clark Eaves and 65 year-old Ellis Bliss Eaves.
All three offenders were booked into the Lee County Detention Center. The estimated street value of the recovered marijuana is $12,000.