Pot, guns, cash found in drug raid
Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:00 AM
Two North Vernon residents and a Dupont man were arrested Monday on drug charges following a Jennings County Sheriff's Office investigation into two marijuana-growing operations.
The police report was made available Wednesday.
Between the two locations, officers reported finding more than 100 marijuana plants, 41 guns, body armor and $76,455 in cash, according to a news release. Police estimated that each of the plants seized would have a street value of $1,000 to $1,500 when fully mature.
Toby B. Marsh, 30, North Vernon, and Abigail J. Robinson, 37, North Vernon, face charges of possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent, all Class D felonies. Randall Robinson, 61, Dupont, faces charges of possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance, both Class D felonies.
Deputies served a search warrant early Monday morning at a residence located on 1550 East County Road 150-S, just east of State Road 7 in Jennings County.
A vehicle and growing equipment were seized from the site along with 30 marijuana plants. Child Protective Services was also called after officers found young children inside the home, according to the news release. Deputies later arrested Marsh and Abigail Robinson at the property.
Deputies and Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team later served a search warrant at Randall Robinson's home at 3750 South County Road 600-E and a nearby abandoned house that he also owns.
Officers found 78 marijuana plants inside two rooms in various stages of growth at the abandoned house. An upstairs room was being used to hang and dry the plants, the release said.
Officers also seized 41 guns, a ballistic vest and $76,455 in cash as a result of the investigation at Randall Robinson's property.
At both of the grow sites, officers reported removing a large amount of growing equipment, lights, manuals, scales, ventilation systems, humidity gauges, timer systems, fertilizer and other materials used to support the grow operations.