Warner Robins man arrested after police find 71 marijuana plants at home

WARNER ROBINS — A man is accused of manufacturing marijuana at his Crestwood Terrace home in Warner Robins, police said.

Ras Samuel Mathews, 18, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and use of communications facilities to violate provisions prohibited, said Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police.

The communications facilities charge stemmed from Mathews allegedly attempting to call someone to get rid of the marijuana plants, Pugh said Monday.

Police were at Mathews’ home in the 200 block of Crestwood Terrace on Friday afternoon to follow up on a domestic incident that happened at an ex-girlfriend’s home earlier the same day, Pugh said.

Officers discovered 52 small marijuana plants inside pots and a half-pound of marijuana packaged for distribution, Pugh said. There were so many marijuana plants inside the home, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana when they arrived.

Police also found 19 marijuana plants, ranging in size from 2 to 4 feet tall, inside a shed, Pugh said.

The street value for the marijuana found was estimated at $71,000, Pugh said.

Mathews was also charged with battery and robbery in connection with the earlier incident at the home of his ex-girlfriend in the 200 block of Crosscreek Way. Mathews is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and also stealing money from her purse, Pugh said.

Mathews was being held at the Houston County jail in Perry.