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LA: 2 Marijuana 'Grow Houses' Found In Filmore Area

Ron Strider

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New Orleans Police arrested a man and a woman Monday (Oct. 9) for their involvement in two separate marijuana "grow houses," according to police documents.

Narcotics agents confiscated approximately 20 pounds of packed marijuana, a "large amount" of marijuana plants and various growing equipment from the home, car and garage of 39-year-old Parvin Macari.

According to the incident report , written by NOPD officer Nathan Gex, a confidential source told narcotics detectives Macari was using a home in the 1300 block of Seville Drive to "grow, store and package marijuana for distribution and personal use."

Gex said based on that information, detectives conducted a "knock and talk," at the home Monday. Macari let the detectives into her home, where they found potting soil and high intensity lights in the bedrooms. Agents also found an unspecified number of marijuana plants in the home's garage.

Online court records show Macari was booked into Orleans Justice Center Monday on one charge of cultivation of marijuana and one charge of possession of marijuana. She appeared in magistrate court the next morning, where Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell set her bond for $10,000. A private attorney will defend Macari, according to online court records.

As of Wednesday evening, Macari's booking photo was not available.

Agents also confiscated 43 marijuana plants and an unspecified amount of packaged marijuana from the home of 41-year-old Taylor Tebbe, according to a separate report, also written by Gex.

Gex said a confidential source told narcotics detectives Tebbe was using a home in the 5600 block of Chamberlain Drive as a "marijuana grow house." The source told detectives Tebbe was using high intensity lights and cooling and ventilation systems to grow marijuana inside his house. The source also told detectives Tebbe was growing marijuana inside a "hidden room" in a shed in the backyard.

It was unclear whether or not the confidential source was the same for both busts.

Based on the tip, Gex said narcotics officers with the NOPD and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, conducted a search of the home. After being read his rights, Tebbe let investigators into his home, where they found marijuana plants being grown and packaged, as well as scales and paraphernalia. Gex also said psychedelic mushrooms were found in the house.

Online court records show Tebbe was booked into Orleans Justice Center Monday on one charge each of possession of mushrooms, possession of marijuana and cultivation of marijuana. Tebbe appeared in magistrate court Tuesday and Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell set his bond for $20,000. According to online records, Tebbe has private counsel for his case. A photo of Tebbe was not available Wednesday evening.

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