Marijuana found growing in S'port backyard

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man faces drug charges after police found marijuana plants growing in his back yard.

Authorities say a Community Liaison Officer got a tip about marijuana plants being grown behind a house in the 9700 block of Charleston Drive, which he passed on to the Caddo/Shreveport Narcotics Unit.

After an investigation, agents found three marijuana plants growing in the backyard.

The home's resident, 21-year-old Cory Ray Yates, admitted to growing the plants. He was charged with cultivation of marijuana and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.

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