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Husband in alleged pot-growing scheme now in custody
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Andrew Brasile turned himself in two weeks after his wife was arrested after Rincon Police said they found a large pot-growing operation at their house.

A Rincon man suspected of teaming with his wife to grow and distribute marijuana from their house turned himself in to police Tuesday.

Andrew Brasile, 28, was arrested and booked into the Effingham County Jail on multiple drug-related charges and weapons charges. He had been wanted by Rincon Police since his wife’s arrest nearly two weeks earlier.

Lyndi Brasile, 30, was taken into custody Aug. 21 after police searched the couple’s East Williams Street home and found what Chief Phillip Scholl called a “sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation.”

Andrew Brasile was not home when the search was conducted. He was working in Florida at the time, investigators believe, and he turned himself in after returning to Effingham.

“We can move forward now on the full prosecution. There are no loose ends,” Scholl said.

Rincon Police seized from the Brasiles’ house 39 pounds of marijuana plants and several containers of purified THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Officers also found harvesting equipment, packaging equipment, marijuana wax and marijuana oil.

The confiscated drugs had a street value of approximately $50,000, Scholl said.

Andrew Brasile’s bond was set at $45,000 and he was released Wednesday, according to jail records.

Like her husband, Lyndi Brasile was jailed on multiple drug-related charges and a weapons possession charge. She was released from the Effingham County Jail on Aug. 24 after her bond had been set at $47,500.

Following her arrest, Lyndi Brasile offered minimal help as Rincon Police looked for her husband, according to Scholl.

“When you get the source, they’re not going to provide more information,” he said. “I think they each were wanting to protect their own rights.”