MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police are searching for a man accused of running a marijuana grow house in Marietta.
Jessie Lee Jr., 37, is also wanted for abusing a young child.
Marietta police and DFCS officers responded Nov. 18 to a house in the 1300 block of Banberry Road after receiving a tip about possible child abuse. When they arrived, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana and secured a search warrant for the property.
Marietta Police Officer David Auld said investigators recovered 300 marijuana plants and a handgun from the house.
Lee, who is originally from Mississippi, was not home when police arrived and is still on the run. He is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 250 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He wears a patch over his left eye.
Lee may be driving a red 1990 Ford Mustang with Georgia license plate BVV 9630.