ELKHART – An Elkhart man is behind bars accused of running a marijuana growing operation.
Police were called to the 29600 block of U.S. 20 West just before noon on Wednesday and arrested 55-year-old David Benn.
Officers from Elkhart and Indiana State Police found 43 pot plants in various stages of growth and 2 pounds of marijuana. They also seized a Ruger .22 caliber rifle, drug paraphernalia and other equipment used to cultivate marijuana.
Benn was booked on 3 charges – Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Cultivating Marijuana over 30 grams and Possession of Marijuana over 30 grams. All are felonies.