BPSO: 2 men arrested for growing marijuana at homes

BPSO: 2 men arrested for growing marijuana at homes
Shandy A. Salgado, 38 (Source: BPSO)
Shandy A. Salgado, 38 (Source: BPSO)
Micheal J. Thomas, 27 (Source: BPSO)
Micheal J. Thomas, 27 (Source: BPSO)

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Two men are charged after the Bossier Parish Sheriff's office say they were growing marijuana at their homes.

Shandy A. Salgado, 38, was arrested at his home on Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of Rubicon Road for growing 28 marijuana plants in his yard, according to a news release. He is charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of schedule I (marijuana), possession of schedule II (meth), possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, and resisting an officer.

Some of the plants were more than six feet tall, and deputies say he was watering and hoeing the plants when they got on scene.

In his home, deputies found loose marijuana, half-smoked marijuana blunts, rolling papers and a firearm when they executed a search warrant of his residence.

Deputies say that he acted aggressively ran from agents, charged one of them and kept trying to pull away once in custody.

He was also found to be living here in the United States illegally.

Salgado was additionally charged with a probation violation for DWI out of Bossier City. He was booked into Bossier Maximum Security Facility with a bond of $25,000.

In an unrelated case, a Bossier City man was charged earlier on Thursday for growing two marijuana plants inside his home as well as having three mason jars full of marijuana and a gun.

Micheal J. Thomas, 27, of the 1000 block of Princeton Avenue is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Thomas was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility where he faces a bond of $30,000.

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