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Tip leads to marijuana arrest

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Benjamin Thomas Doar (Source: Columbia Police Dept.) Benjamin Thomas Doar (Source: Columbia Police Dept.)
Source: Columbia Police Dept. Source: Columbia Police Dept.
Source: Columbia Police Dept. Source: Columbia Police Dept.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A tip to Crimestoppers led Columbia Police to an arrest in a marijuana investigation.

The Columbia Police Drug Suppression Team arrested 25-year-old Benjamin Thomas Doar after finding what they described as an indoor grow operation. Police say they arrested Doar after receiving a tip about drug activity on Coatesdale Road.

Doar is charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in close proximity to a school.

Inside a house on Coatesdale Road, police say they found a marijuana plant, and a green, leafy substance separated into 15 one-ounce bags. The green, leafy substance tested positive for marijuana. Investigators say the marijuana is worth an estimated $10,000.

Doar was taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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