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September 4, 2012

Men accused of growing marijuana; other indictments

PARKER COUNTY — A Parker County grand jury has indicted three people accused of growing marijuana in a specially outfitted room of a Weatherford home last year.

Theodore Franklin Cromer III, 48, Dustin Taylor Cromer, 21, and Larry Don Summers Jr., 28, were indicted Thursday on charges of possession marijuana, more than 5 pounds, less than 50 pounds, a third degree felony.

About 120 plants were seized from the residence in the 100 block of West Owens Street in June 2011 after Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators served a search warrant at the residence.

The marijuana was found in a ventilated and climate-controlled indoor nursery, authorities reported last year.

The plants equaled approximately 10 to 15 pounds of marijuana, which at a street value of about $4,000 per pound, equals about $40,000 to $60,000 worth of product, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Investigators seized equipment for the climate-controlled environment, including a ventilation system that spread into several rooms.

Prohibited weapon

A man who allegedly dropped an automatic handgun in the park while fleeing police was indicted by a Parker County grand jury Thursday.

Anthony Lawson Cooper, 23, was indicted on third degree felony charges of possessing a prohibited weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Cooper was not home at the time when a search warrant was executed on May 3 at his residence in the 700 block of Narrow Street during a narcotics investigation.

In a bedroom, believed to be Cooper’s room, law enforcement found meth, Ecstasy, a loaded sawed-off shotgun, and information related to Cooper’s numerous felony convictions, including a Tarrant County conviction for robbery in 2010 which he received a two-year sentence for, according to the officer’s account.

He reportedly fled officers on foot when they attempted to arrest him on May 5, reportedly dropping an automatic handgun and a large quantity of methamphetamine while fleeing through a Weatherford park.

He was taken into custody at a Fort Worth residence without incident days later.

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