Man Busted For Growing Pot In Court

Casper, Wyoming - The man accused of growing pot in his Casper home made his initial court appearance  Monday. Sheriff's deputies say they found more than 11 pounds of pot along with grow lights in his residence and one gun, but authorities say this isn't the first time Jeffrey Hallock has been in trouble with the law.

Jeffrey Hallock is a convicted murderer, so possession of a firearm is a big deal, say authorities, but that wasn't the only possession charge. Hallock was also charged with possessing marijuana which they claim he was growing inside of his home.

Jeffrey Hallock made his initial appearance in court Monday. The 58 year old Hallock, is facing  2 felony charges. One count of possession of marijuana and one count of possessing a firearm.

“On November 3rd, the Natrona County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at Quartz Circle in Natrona County. At which point in time, they located approximately 11 pounds of marijuana and marijuana derivatives,” said Sergeant Aaron Shatto with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office.

Those derivatives says sheriff's deputies were substances like edibles, butters and lotions all derived from THC collected from marijuana.

“During the execution of that search warrant, a firearm was also located,” said Sgt. Shatto.

Authorities say that  because of Hallock's conviction of murder in the second degree back in the 1980's, just having a firearm can become a felony offense. Judge Brian Christensen set Hallock's bond at 25 thousand dollars. If convicted, he could face up to a minimum of 8 years behind bars.

No date has been set for Hallock's next appearance where he will be formally read the charges and face a preliminary hearing.