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Mobile police seized hydroponic marijuana

Justin Labiche Arrested in Mobile Deffense Attorney John W CowlingA 27-year-old man is behind bars Friday after police seized hydroponic marijuana estimated to be worth nearly $50,000 during a narcotic investigation Thursday, said a Mobile Police Department spokeswoman.

Around 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team wrapped up a narcotic investigation on the 1100 block of Oak Street, said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

They seized a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, $772 in cash and 6.5 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, which Rains said has an estimated worth of $48,750.

Justin Cole Labiche, of Mobile, was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana in the case.

Records from Mobile County Metro Jail show Labiche has previously faced jail time on marijuana-related charges.

In 2004, Labiche was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana after police were called to a report of shots fired on Cody Road North. An officer found a gallon-sized bag filled with marijuana on the floorboard of a vehicle, which Labiche said was his, according to an officer's deposition.