Mother, son arrested on drug charges

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Officers examine one of the 13 marijuana plants found in the yard of a residence on Old Castleberry Road Wednesday morning.

A mother and son were arrested by officers with the Narcotics Division of Brewton Police Department Wednesday morning at their home on Old Castleberry Road.
Joann Downing and her son, Joseph Aaron Downing, were arrested after officers received a tip that marijuana plants were being grown in the yard of their home.
Officers obtained a search warrant and confiscated 13 marijuana plants growing in plane view in the back yard with most of the plant being grown in pots.
A search of the home resulted in the discovery of marijuana, numerous pills and drug paraphernalia. Some evidence consistent with the sale of marijuana was also recovered at the scene.
Both Downings were transported to the Escambia County Detention Center where they were booked on the charges against them. Brewton Police are continuing their investigation into the case

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