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St. Martin teacher charged with growing pot

Patrick Walker (Photo source: Jackson Co. Narcotics Task Force) Patrick Walker (Photo source: Jackson Co. Narcotics Task Force)

By WLOX Staff

ST MARTIN, MS (WLOX) – A St. Martin High School teacher has been arrested for growing marijuana. Patrick Walker, 51, was arrested at his home Wednesday night.

Agents from the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics searched Walker’s home and found marijuana plants growing both inside and outside. Agents seized the plants, some recently harvested pot, as well as items used to grow marijuana such as fertilizers, nutrients, fans, and Ultraviolet grow lights.

Walker was arrested at the scene and has been charged with one count of Cultivation of Marijuana and one count of Felony Possession. He’s being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center on a 15 thousand dollar bond.

Walker is the chair of the Business Education Department at St. Martin High, and was one of the school's "Teachers of the Month" for September, according to the school’s website.

If convicted, Walker faces a fine of up to $1 million and up to 30 years in the state penitentiary.

If you have information concerning this investigation or other drug activity, contact the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County at (228) 769-3302 or email taskforcetips@cableone.net.

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