Michael McGuoirk, who was on the scene, was taken into custody.
“Deputies were told that Michael’s brother William had given him seeds so that he could grow a plant of his own and that they would find a much larger plant where William lived on the same street,” the sheriff’s office said.
When deputies checked that location, they found the taller marijuana plant, also “in plain view in the back yard of that address,” according to deputies.
The homeowner told deputies William McGuoirk was growing the plant but he was not home.
In the meantime, deputies checked the property and found Douglas Hazelrigs hiding in a shed in the rear, authorities said. He was taken into custody.
After a warrant was issued for William McGuoirk, he was arrested the next day at a medical appointment, authorities said.
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The attorney for the family will hold a news conference on Monday.