Marijuana Found in Mark Twain Forest; One Held on Bond

The arrest of a Licking man last week led authorities to the Mark Twain National Forest, where more than 500 marijuana plants were seized near Paddy Creek.

Terry D. Hatcher, 36, was arrested Aug. 1 at his residence east of Licking on an outstanding warrant for distributing, manufacturing and producing a controlled substance.

Information gathered at the scene led authorities to the marijuana plants. Hatcher has been charged with one count of manufacture of a controlled substance and three counts of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance. His bond was set at $100,000.

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