Mark White, 42, of Carroll Street, also had a stash of about three pounds of harvested marijuana ready for resale, said Pat Stanfield, commander of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.
The pot had a potential street value of about $3 million, officials said.
Members of the drug task force also hauled four 240-volt ultraviolet grow lights, gardening books, top soil, carbon dioxide containers and Miracle-Gro from the basement of the 1,400-square-foot house, Stanfield said. The young plants, which were approximately five days old, were planted in 81 containers.
Investigators found about 10 large coffee cans filled with both loose and packaged marijuana ready for resale, he said.
Officers found no guns or cash in the house, Stanfield said. If the crop had been fully grown it could have had a street value of more than $3 million.
The Department of Family and Children Services took two children from the residence into custody after the arrest, he said