At approximately 3 p.m., the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department joined forces with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the U.S. Army, the Cleveland Police Department and the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department in seizing approximately 30 large marijuana plants discovered by authorities during a routine flyover of the area.
According to Chief Deputy Gerald Wesley Jr. of the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department, the plants were found growing on a plot of land near the Mississippi River located close to the Bolivar County — Coahoma County lines.
While the investigation is ongoing, no arrests have been made at this time.
At 4:21 p.m. the 911-dispatcher for the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department received a call concerning the welfare of a child at a residence in the small community of Boyle, just one mile south of Cleveland.
When deputies arrived on the scene at 162 Skene St., a thorough investigation of the situation ensued.
During that investigation, deputies found an undetermined felony amount of marijuana on the premises.
Charles Manning, 32, of Boyle was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was booked into the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.
Manning had his first appearance before a judge on Thursday.
According to the sheriff's department there was a bond hold on Manning due to pending charges in DeSoto County and therefore he remains in custody of the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.