The Lewis County Sheriff's Department arrested a man on marijuana charges Thursday.
After receiving a tip from the public, deputies obtained a search warrant for Atha Cowger's home. Sheriff Adam Gissy said the department seized 152 mature marijuana plants valued at approximately $456,000. Deputies also seized prescription drugs and other drug paraphernalia.
Deputies arrested Atha Cowger at the scene. Sheriff Gissy said Cowger will be facing charges related to the possession and cultivation of marijuana.
West Virginia State Police assisted at the scene.