Smithfield man arrested for growing marijuana

49-year old Matthew W. Hosley of Smithfied was arrested Friday after police responded to a call of theft at his residence. Detective Sargent Travis Allen says Hosley’s adult son was trying to retrieve property his father was withholding from him. Hosley was not home at the time but while at his home police saw a young marijuana plant growing on the counter. Hosley contacted an attorney and then agreed to talk to police. He was taken into custody and charged with cultivation of marijuana, other drug charges and theft of property.

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