Suffolk man arrested for growing marijuana

SUFFOLK, Va. – Investigators in Suffolk arrested a 31-year-old man for growing marijuana Thursday while serving a warrant on unrelated charges.

Suffolk Police say that Jeremiah Jacob Betterton was arrested on manufacturing marijuana charges after they were originally trying to serve him a warrant related to domestic assault.

When Suffolk Police entered Betterton’s residence, they smelt a strong marijuana odor coming from the residence. All marijuana plants and paraphernalia were confiscated by police.

Betterton is currently being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.