February 1, 2023 1:36 pm

Posted: 23.9.2011 22:51

mib raid marijuana growing operation in new caney

In the early morning hours of Friday, Pct. 4 Deputy Constables executed a felony search warrant that led to a tip on marijuana growing operation at a residence located at 20399 Melba St. in New Caney. Deputies went to that location and found a strong odor of marijuana coming from an air unit and they could see plants inside. The occupants would not answer the door, which led to a search warrant.

Once inside, they found a mother and son identified as Perla Carr and Zachary May, Jr., along with an elaborate hydroponic growing system nurturing 60 marijuana plants that weighed a total of 6.5 pounds.

Zachary Phillip May, Jr., 33, of New Caney and 59-year-old Perla Jean Carr of New Caney are charged with third-degree felony Possession of Marijuana (more than 5 lbs., less than 50 lbs.). May also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Pct. 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden said the arrests were the latest in his keeping his promise to clean up East Montgomery County.

“If you’re a drug dealer in East County, it’s not a matter of IF you’ll get caught, it’s WHEN you’ll get caught,” Constable Hayden said.