Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson stands beside marijuana plants that were discovered last week on Highway M near Huggins. Two suspects face upcoming charges.

The Texas County Sheriff’s Department made four arrests last week for the production of marijuana.

Ronald J. Ahrens of Licking was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance after authorities discovered an indoor marijuana grow inside his home, said Lt. Melissa Dunn. Ahren was taken to the Texas County Jail. His bond is $300,000.

Two Houston residents — Chad F. Yates, 27, and Adam Bridges, 34 — were arrested after 24 marijuana plants were found outside a residence on Arthur Road. Bond was set at $400,000.

Dunn said two other subjects who live near Huggins on Highway M have been identified as being involved in growing marijuana. Charges have been forwarded to the prosecuting attorney for review, Dunn said.

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