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Indoor Marijuana Grow Discovered


During the process of answering a routine disorder call Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered an indoor marijuana grow at 8703 Snow Hill Road. Deputy Eliott Mahaffey and James Gienapp were investigating a disorder call early this morning around 2: 00 a.m. and ended up at the residence located at 8703 Snow Hill Road. While talking with the parties involved in the disorder Deputy Mahaffey requested a consent to search the residence. During the search 144 marijuana plants were found in the basement that has a street value of approximately $175,000. Sgt. Duane Hill from the Narcotics Division was called to assist with the investigation.

Arrested were Andrew Richie and Bradley Kyle. Richie was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of an Unlawful Weapon. Kyle was charged with Drug Paraphernalia and the investigation is continuing.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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