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Published September 20, 2010, 05:15 PM

Couple Facing Charges After 60 Marijuana Plants Found in Their Garage

A Ramsey County couple is facing felony drug charges after a sheriff's deputy found 60 recently-harvested marijuana plants in their garage.

A Ramsey County couple is facing felony drug charges after a sheriff's deputy found 60 recently-harvested marijuana plants in their garage.

Phillip and Donna Eli, both 53 and of Churchs Ferry, ND are being charged with manufacturing a controlled substance.

A Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy was patrolling the area when he smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson said a search warrant was issued when the deputy found the 60 harvested plants.

The plants have a street value of around $25,000.

Manufacturing a controlled substance is a class B felony.

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