What began as a truancy investigation by campus police at Altus High School, ended in the arrest of an Altus couple on a complaint of cultivation of marijuana.
According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, “Marvin Ingraham, 42, of 420 W. Cypress, was arrested when police discovered he was growing several marijuana plants inside his house. Approximately 25 marijuana plants were confiscated along with grow lights and other paraphernalia used to grow the marijuana.”
Street value from these plants could range into the thousands of dollars. Chief Murphy said, “We are very pleased to have discovered these marijuana plants and to have arrested the individual responsible for growing them. At this point, we have not determined how much profit was made or how much marijuana would have been distributed onto our streets.” Investigators are obviously in the early stages of this investigation.
Reyna D. Ingraham, 39, of the same address, was also arrested for soliciting a person under 18 to distribute controlled dangerous substances. Both suspects were booked in the Jackson County Jail.