Man Accused of Growing Marijuana in Rented Garage

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies say a man was secretly growing marijuana in a rented garage.

A 9-year-old boy called 911 after he saw three men standing in the backyard of the West Palm Beach home. One of the men allegedly pointed the gun at him. When deputies searched the home, they reportedly smelled raw cannabis coming from behind a locked garage door. A 22-year-old man told deputies that he rented the garage space and was growing the marijuana without the homeowner’s knowledge.

The man was charged with marijuana trafficking in excess of 25 pounds and remained in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.