A 16-year-old Manchester boy was arrested late Monday after more than 50 suspected marijuana plants were found growing in his bedroom, Carroll County authorities said.
The youth, who was not named because of his age, is being held in Baltimore County at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, a juvenile detention facility.
Carroll sheriff's deputies Cpl. Timmie Schaeffer and Michael Zepp went to the boy's home at 6: 10 p.m. to serve court papers for an emergency evaluation of the youth, said Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning.
The boy's mother gave Zepp permission to search her son's room, where the suspected marijuana plants were growing in an aquarium. Drug paraphernalia was recovered, the deputies said.
The boy was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where he was evaluated and released. He was charged on counts of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.