The Berrien County Sheriff Department arrested Byron Paul-Ricardo Sambat, 41, who was growing a large amount of illegal marijuana out of a house on Mallard Dr.

On Aug. 15 the police were called to the house because of a suspicious vehicle complaint when a detective noticed signs of marijuana being grown.

After getting a search warrant, the police looked in the house and found 347 marijuana plants, which is approximately 8.8 pounds of processed marijuana.

Sambat fled the scene, but he was arrested a short time later for possession with intent to distribute, growing marijuana and maintaining a drug house.

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