Authorities say the drug growing operation discovered in Mantua Township was quite "sophisticated".
Sheriff David Doak says the Portage County Drug Task Force and Manuta police arrived to the home of Matthew J. Mathers Wednesday, to find 64 plants. The 31-year old was arrested on felony charges of trafficking marijuana.
"There was a garage out back that had two grow rooms in it, some pretty sophisticated equipment for the grow," Doak said. "An indoor grow, it takes quite a bit of equipment for those to operate."
He says agents found a growing tools at his home in the 4600 block of Wayne Road, including a tent, lights, carbon dioxide tanks and generators from Mather's garage.
The investigation into the operation has been ongoing since November.
Children at the home are now in the custody of relatives. Additional charges are pending.
Doak says drug growing operations are not common, but he did admit that crimes related to drugs keep the department busy.
"Drugs are one of the major problems that we have here in the county and being able to collaborate with the other agencies, certainly we wouldn't have near the impact without the other agencies involved," he said.