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21 pot plants seized

Halifax County authorities seized 21 marijuana plants and charged a South Boston man with manufacturing marijuana after receiving a tip over the July 4 holiday that led them to a Newton Farm Road residence where they found the marijuana plants growing. 

According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Cpl. S. M. Bowen and Deputy W. G. Yancey acted on a tip and found the marijuana already had been cut down and removed.

The tip also led to 35-year-old Chris Daniel Anderson who “took off running” when he saw authorities, Clark said. 

Bowen and Yancey called Deputy C. A. Bates V and his K9 to assist in tracking Anderson.

 According to Clark, Bates and his K9 tracked Anderson for a couple miles and found him lying in a creek area near Cluster Springs. 

Anderson was charged with manufacturing marijuana and currently is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail on a $25,000 secured bond.

A total of 21 marijuana plants were confiscated from the Newton Farm Road residence, Clark said.   

“More charges are pending,” the sheriff added.