A Sauk County man was arrested Friday on multiple felony drug charges in connection with a pot investigation, officials said.
The Sauk County Sheriff said 66-year-old Edward H. Aylsworth, of North Freedom, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a news release distributed Tuesday.
The sheriff's department said deputies searched a home on the 100 block of South Maple Street in North Freedom with a warrant Friday.
Officials said 33 cultivated marijuana plants and processed marijuana worth approximately $50,000 was found in the home.
Marijuana grow equipment, manuals, pipes, scales and other items used for pot cultivation and processing. Deputies also found a shotgun in the residence, according to the release.
Aylsworth was taken to Sauk County Jail.