The South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force (SCKDTF) responded to a call about a possible methamphetamine lab on April 30 in Adairville, but that wasn’t what agents found.
On Monday, a person spotted an object on the lawn of the 500 block of North Walnut Street in Adairville that was thought to be part of a possible meth lab. This was reported to Logan County police dispatch and agents of the SCKDTF were sent to the scene to investigate.
The item in question turned out to not be a part of a meth lab, but the agents did find marijuana plants growing around the residence.
Since no one was at home at the time, they obtained a search warrant for the home and executed it.
Inside, the drug task force found a well-run indoor marijuana growing operation. Approximately 25 marijuana plants were found. Other items found by the police included grow lights, hand guns, drug paraphernalia, books on growing marijuana and books on how to be a better parent. Some of the indoor marijuana plants were found in what appeared to be a child’s bedroom.
Agents dismantled the operation and confiscated the equipment, computers, records of past growing operations, firearms and other items of interest.
The Cabinet for Family and Child Protective Services will be notified as information can be obtained about the person or persons living in this residence.
The residence was owned by another person, who was unaware of what was going on and the drug task force has no reason to believe that they did. This case will be presented to the Logan County grand jury in the near future.
“Marijuana use seem to be on the increase,” said SCKDTF director Jerry Smith.
Last week agents confiscated a pound of marijuana that was delivered to a residence on Cherry Street in Russellville. That case is still under investigation.