Cotter woman busted in raid on pot growing operation enters guilty plea

A Cotter woman was given 10 years probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of being involved in a marijuana cultivation operation.

Fifty-four-year-old Angela Tuhacek was allegedly involved in a grow operation discovered during a drug eradication operation in the county last year. According to the probable cause affidavit, what were thought to be marijuana plants were spotted from the air along Denton Ferry Road. Ground units went to the address and confirmed the plants were marijuana.

Tuhacek and 74-year-old John Lewis Jones, identified as the owners of the property, were reported to have turned over multiple firearms and a quantity of processed marijuana. Investigators said seized unprocessed marijuana weighed approximately 42 pounds, after being removed from the stalks.

Both Tuhacek and Lewis are represented by Mountain Home attorney John Crain. Lewis pled not guilty in January and is due back in court Thursday.

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