2 men charged, accused of growing marijuana

August 20, 2006|By MELISSA HARRIS

Howard County police have arrested two men accused of growing marijuana in wooded areas in Ellicott City.

On Aug. 4, while conducting surveillance on two plants in the David Force Park on Pebble Beach Drive, police said, they observed a man watering marijuana.

On Wednesday, police said, they observed another man watering 12 plants in woods near Route 103 and Route 100. Detectives also found a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle, according to police

Police said that Randy Fox Tennant, 22, of the 10000 block of Fox Den Road and David A. Lombardo, 32, of the 7900 block of Brightlight Place face multiple drug-related charges.

Lombardo faces an additional charge of using/transporting a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking.

Police believe the cases are unrelated.

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