Surprise man arrested for growing marijuana in home

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Wesley Stricklin By Jennifer Thomas Wesley Stricklin By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Police arrested a 23-year-old man for growing marijuana in his Surprise home.

On Tuesday, Surprise police detectives served a search warrant on a home near Bullard Avenue and Waddell Road and seized 13 marijuana plants, some as tall as 5 feet.

Sgt. Mark Ortega said police also found marijuana cultivation equipment and drug paraphernalia in the home.

Police arrested Wesley Stricklin and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale or manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail.