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North Shore father, son arrested for pot growing operation

Marijuana plants at the Creel home (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office) Marijuana plants at the Creel home (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office)
Claude H. Creel (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office) Claude H. Creel (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Claude Creel (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office) Christopher Claude Creel (Source: Washington Parish Sheriff's Office)
WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Washington Parish Drug Task Force arrested two men – a father and son – for manufacture/cultivation of marijuana and possession of schedule one drugs.

Investigators found 33 marijuana plants on the Dillon Road property south of Bogalusa that belongs to Claude H. Creel, 60, and his son, Christopher Claude Creel, 40.

“A plastic bag containing loose marijuana was recovered from a safe inside the residence,” according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. “Several marijuana cigarettes and other drugs were recovered from elsewhere in the residence.”

“This case was somewhat unusual in that the Creels were growing the marijuana themselves,” Sheriff Randy Seal said. “It is sad when both a father and son are involved together in the illicit drug business. I’m glad our officers were able to make this arrest and confiscate the plants before the marijuana was harvested and prepared for use.”

Claude Creel’s bond was set at $30,000. He was released Thursday. Christopher Creel’s bond was set at $10,550. He remains in jail at this time.

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