Two Lakewood Ranch teens were arrested after authorities say they were caught collecting marijuana plants that they were growing in the woods.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office received a complaint about a dark-colored Dodge truck near the 7800 block of Panther Ridge Trail in the Panther Ridge neighborhood, according to a media release.
Deputies arrived around 4 p.m. Friday to find the two boys, ages 16 and 15, cleaning a plant in the rear of the vehicle, the release states.
The boys later showed deputies where there were more plants, the sheriff's office said.
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Both were arrested and face charges of possession/cultivation of marijuana.