A Billings man arrested in 2012 after police seized marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia from a shed on his property pleaded guilty Monday to felony production of dangerous drugs.
Shanley Leonard Big Horn, 28, changed his plea to guilty in front of District Judge G. Todd Baugh. Big Horn also faces a felony charge of drug possession and misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, which he denied in 2012.
Charging documents say Big Horn's landlord called police to his home on Lake Elmo Drive on July 19, 2012, after she smelled marijuana while serving an eviction notice to other tenants.
When officers arrived, Shanley gave them permission to search his residence and they found drug paraphernalia and other drugs, including a hydrocodone pill, inside, according to the court papers.
They go on to say that inside Big Horn's shed, officers found and seized 20 marijuana plants, as well as growing lights.