Charleston County sheriff's deputies went to a Hollywood home Thursday night to serve two bench warrants, and reported finding 35 marijuana plants growing in an adjacent wooded area.
Deputies arrived at 5956 Highway 162 around 9 p.m. in search of Richard Heyward, 30, who had bench warrants. Instead they found two other men sitting on the porch, and they smelled marijuana, a Sheriff's Office news release said.
Deputies identified the men as Benjamin Green, 54, of 4817 Sam King Road in Hollywood, and Katrell Heyward, 29, of the Hollywood home.
Green said he was smoking marijuana as deputies approached, but that he had thrown it away, the release said. He also claimed ownership of a 3-foot marijuana plant growing at the rear of the residence, it said.
In addition to the 35 plants, deputies reported finding a quantity of marijuana inside Heyward's residence.
Green has been charged with manufacturing of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Heyward has been charged with manufacturing marijuana.
Another man, Bernard Green, 21, who also lives at the Highway 162 residence, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, simple possession of marijuana and unlawful conduct towards a child. A 5-year-old child was in the home where the marijuana was located.
Deputies didn't find Richard Heyward, who is wanted for two active failure to comply bench warrants.