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Etowah County man charged in connection with marijuana grow operation

Moore is being held on $25,000 bond for possession of marijuana, and a $1,500 property bond for resisting arrest and attempting to elude. (Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

An Altoona man is facing multiple charges after a foot chase with deputies led to the discovery of a marijuana grow operation.

Randy Moore, 35, is charged with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and attempting to elude.

An Etowah County deputy was in the area of Brown Avenue trying to find a man who ran from deputies on May 9. Upon finding Moore and attempting to make contact him, Moore ran from the deputy but was apprehended near his residence.

While attempting to find equipment lost during the pursuit, the deputy found multiple marijuana plants outside Moore's residence. A drug task force agent arrived on scene and found 200 marijuana plants in the house.

Moore is being held on $25,000 bond for possession of marijuana, and a $1,500 property bond for resisting arrest and attempting to elude.

Moore was previously out on bond for charges of drug trafficking and manufacturing a controlled substance.

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