Acting on an anonymous tip, Quincy police officers confiscated marijuana plants worth approximately $1,500 Friday morning. Marcus Baker, 34, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, cultivating marijuana and maintaining a drug house at his Lowe Street home.
"He was growing the plants in seedling pots inside the house on a window sill, possibly getting them ready to transplant them into the soil," said Inv. Clarence Pearson.
Baker has been arrested in the past on marijuana charges, according to Sgt. Robert Mixon.
Lt. Larry Gilyard said drug sales will not be tolerated within the Quincy city limits and that the department has stepped up its drug enforcement.
Baker is being held in the Gadsden County Jail. No bond has been set.