A Colbert man was taken into custody recently following a search warrant on Long Branch Road.
According to a press release from chief deputy Shawn Burns, Madison County Sheriff’s Office members executed a search warrant at a residence located at 501 Long Branch Road on Wednesday, Dec. 4, where they found a large marijuana grow operation.
An arrest warrant was then issued for the property owner, Tad Wingate, 47.
Officers then went to a second location on Miller McElreath Road to serve the warrant, where they discovered a second marijuana grow operation.
In total, around 160 plants were seized, along with approximately 65 bags of marijuana, seven long guns, three pistols, an unknown quantity of methamphetamine and pills.
Wingate was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule IV drug and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.