Authorities in Jersey County arrested and charged a Brighton man this week after a drug raid at his home.   54 year old Michael Faulkner of the 33-thousand block ofCrystal Lake Roadis charged with possessing 33 marijuana plants on his property with a street value estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars.

According to the Jersey County Sheriff's Department, deputies assisted the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force in the arrest on Monday evening.  Faulkner was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Jersey County Jail.  Police found the plants growing on his property after acting on a tip and conducting surveillance on the property.  No bond has yet been set for Faulkner.