Warrant Arrest Leads Washington Co. Deputies to Marijuana Farm

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Narcotics Investigators were in the process of serving a family violence assault warrant in the 3000 block of Lomax-Harmel Road in Burton, TX, when they discovered a small marijuana growing room.

Deputies were trying to locate 36-year-old James Willis, of Brenham. They found him in a detached garage apartment with the homeowner 52-year-old William Danner, of Burton.

While serving the warrant on Willis, deputies located multiple Marijuana plants being cultivated inside a special Marijuana growing room. During the search of the growing room Investigators also located crack/cocaine. At the time of Willis' arrest he was also in possession of a dangerous drug and Marijuana less than 2oz. Deputies located packaged and dries Marijuana in Danner's pants pockets.

Danner was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Crack/Cocaine) Penalty Group 1 Less than 1 gram, a state Jail Felony and one count of Possession of Marijuana 4oz-5lbs, a state Jail Felony. James Willis was charged with Assault Family Violence (felony warrant out of Washington County), Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Class A misdemeanor and Possession of Marijuana less than 2oz, Class B misdemeanor. Both Willis and Danner were transported and booked into the Washington County Jail, held pending bond.

Deputies say the case is still under investigation and more charges are to come.

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