Marijuana seized from Artesia backyard

Police on Friday found a backyard in Artesia full of marijuana plants.

A teenager said he hopped the fence to steal it to sell at school.

A deputy commander from the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force said authorities seized 30 plants and three pounds of pot in Ziploc bags.

All this happened at a home near South Roselawn and 7th Street.

The Current-Argus reports authorities have not identified the homeowner, but this person faces federal charges of possession and cultivation.