JAY – Drug charges have been filed against a Delaware County man who was arrested marijuana plants were discovered growing in the attic of his home, which was subsequently destroyed by fire.

Clifton Clay Warren, 19, of Eucha, has been charged with three felony charges including cultivation of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a CDS without a prescription and maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled substance in District Court on Feb. 25.

Warren was arrested on February 20 after drug task force officers were notified of possible drug activity at his residence.

Delaware County sheriff’s deputies Capitan Ron Teel, Steve Brownell, along with District Attorney’s Investigator Mike Eason, received a warrant to search the premises after Chico, the force’s drug dog, “alerted” on the house, indicated that there was a possibility of drugs inside.

During a search of the home, 17 live plants were found in the attic. In addition, substances that field-tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia were discovered.

Warren was taken into custody and transported to the Delaware CountyJail where he remains in lieu of a $60,250.00 bond.

The Warren home burned to the ground two days after Warren was arrested.

According to reports, at approximately 2:45 a.m. February 22, Eucha firefighters were called to the residence, but were unable to save it.

The home was completely destroyed along with an outbuilding.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.