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Noble County man arrested for pot possession, dealing

A man was arrested in Noble County on charges of dealing and possessing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance after the substance was found in his home, according to a statement from the Indiana State Police.

Police received information on Aug. 5 that Thomas D. Royer, 47, of rural Churubusco was growing marijuana inside a barn in the 5900 block of South County Road 200 E in Noble County.

When they obtained a search warrant, they visited the residence around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and found about 300 grams of cultivated marijuana, 86 marijuana plants and other equipment for growing of marijuana in the barn, the statement said.

Royer was taken into custody and is currently at the Noble County Jail.