The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man on one count of cultivation of marijuana. The man is identified as Bruce Dale Billings, 54, of Rosepine.

Agents with the Vernon Parish Narcotics Task Force (VPNTF)  went to a residence in the area near Eddie Davis Road in Rosepine on Friday, September 28.

When the agents investigated the scene they discovered 19 marijuana plants from the residence. The plants were immediately seized by VPNTF agents and collected as evidence.

Billings was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail, and his bond was set at $2500. Billings has since posted bond and been released from prison.

According to state law, If convicted of the charge Billings could face up to five years in prison.