SCHALLER, Iowa | A man and his mother were arrested Thursday after authorities say they found 80 marijuana plants and growing devices in their Schaller basement.

The Sac County Sheriff's Office additionally charged Keegan Cross, 34, for allegedly using his elderly grandfather's credit card to buy the supplies to grow the illegal drugs.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff's office executed a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of Perth Street on a littering complaint. When deputies were knocking on the door, they could smell marijuana from the outside, according to a press release.

When they entered the home, authorities found an estimated 80 marijuana plants in various stages of growth along with growing lamps, watering pumps, potting soil and fertilizer. 

Cross was arrested and charged with allegedly manufacturing marijuana and exploitation of a dependent adult. 

He sits in the Sac County Jail on $30,000 bond.

The release said Glenda Turnquist, the mother of Cross, was arrested for allegedly conspiring to manufacture the marijuana with her son. The 58-year old also faces other drug charges. 

She is booked in the jail on $26,300 bond. 

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