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Georgia Man Arrested for Marijuana Growing Operation Allegedly in His Mobile Home

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rickey Kilgore has been charged after an alleged shootout Monday at a Paulding County mobile home. Earlier this week, deputies responded to a shooting in progress involving multiple people. Kilgore had a verbal confrontation outside the home with two people. 

According to reports, Kilgore went into the residence and returned with a hammer and threatened the two individuals. He then retrieved a rifle and began firing rounds with a rifle at the two victims, shooting one of them in the leg.

When police entered the mobile home during investigations, they found an indoor marijuana growing operation. Fortunately, the victim of the shooting is expected to recover.

Kilgore is charged with:

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, I will focus on the offense of manufacturing marijuana in today's post. 

Manufacturing Marijuana in Georgia

The Georgia Code defines manufacturing marijuana in Georgia as:

It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, purchase, sell, or possess with intent to distribute marijuana. The definition of manufacturing marijuana applies to the cultivation or planting of marijuana. O.C.G.A. §16-13-30(j).

Manufacturing marijuana in Georgia is classified as a felony offense. The penalty if convicted of this offense can include up to ten years in prison. 

Practice Note

Drug Offenses in Georgia are taken very seriously. As a firm, we are dedicated to Criminal Defense in Georgia. We handle cases ranging from drug cases to weapons offense cases and everything in between. We are available 24/7 to speak with you. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested for committing a crime in Georgia, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer.

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Richard Lawson

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