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Arrests for marijuana possession are nothing new in Lincoln Parish. As local police reports will indicate, at least one person a month typically racks up the charge. It frequently happens when they are pulled over for a traffic violation or being investigated for another matter, and police catch sight of the leafy, greenish-brown substance, which is thought to produce a euphoric effect when smoked.

But this week, local law enforcement agents encountered something new when they reportedly seized 11 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, a form of the plant grown indoors that is supposed to be more potent.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Stephen Williams said the two suspects did not appear to be growing the marijuana — just getting shipments and selling it. So how would police know the marijuana tucked away in bags was of the hydroponic strain?

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