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Anonymous tip busts Dalton man for large amount of marijuana

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Dalton Police were acting on a tip phoned in to an anonymous tip line, detectives from the Dalton Police Department's drug unit arrested Rodney C. Swank, 27, and seized a large amount of marijuana from his home at 3234 Headrick Circle.

Dalton Police said in a press release shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night, detectives visited the home on Headrick Circle and immediately smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana plants as they got out of their car. Swank was standing outside of the home with a door open which he closed when the detectives identified themselves as law enforcement officers. Based on the odor of marijuana and statements made by Swank, detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and found more than four pounds of packaged marijuana and also numerous large marijuana plants were being grown inside the home. Detectives are still working to determine the weight of the growing plants. 

Dalton Police Department said they seized between 30-40 pounds of marijuana. 

Swank is charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of crime, and possession of a firearm while commissioning a crime. Further charges against Swank are possible. 

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