Deputies arrest man with 125 pot plants

December 21, 2008 12:24:22 PM PST
A 59-year-old man was arrested in Big Sur on Friday after Monterey County sheriff's deputies discovered more than 100 marijuana plants on his property, authorities said Saturday.

Sheriff's deputies found the marijuana garden with about 125 plants, as well as a scale and cultivating equipment, around 10:30 a.m., according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect, Jas Morton, was contacted at the garden and also found to have marijuana in his home, sheriff's deputies said. He was arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana and possessing more than an ounce of the drug.