More info released on marijuana arrest

By Nick Kovatch on February 13 at 4:30pm

Police are releasing more information about the arrest of a man accused of growing marijuana in his home for the 2nd time in two years.

Thirty-nine-year-old Damen Lovell of Fernwood Drive was arrested yesterday for possession of between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of cannabis, manufacturing or delivering the same amount of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lovell is serving probation after pleading guilty to unauthorized production of cannabis in September.

Jacksonville Police Lieutenant Chad Moore says a friend of Lovell’s told police Lovell was growing pot at his home again.

“We didn’t find any actual plants that were growing,” says Moore. “What we found were items that might be conducive to growing marijuana such as empty pots with old soil in it, numerous bottles of fertilizer-type chemicals, agents to help plants of some sort, at least, and lighting that would be conducive to growing things indoors.”

Moore says more than 6 pounds of marijuana was found.

Lovell’s wife, who was also living at the home, was not arrested.

Lovell remains in custody at the Morgan County Jail.