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|Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:52 pm Post subject: Marijuana Grow House Raided After Tip, 11-17-2010
|For Immediate Release…. November 17, 2010
Sheriff’s BURN Taskforce Raids Marijuana Grow House After Tip
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports the results of a drug investigation into a West Chester man. The BURN Taskforce and West Chester Police Department executed two search warrants as a result of the investigation on Tuesday afternoon, November 16th, after receiving an anonymous tip about a marijuana growing operation.
The first search warrant was executed at 7134 Summerhill Drive, in West Chester Township. Located in the basement of the residence was a multi-station marijuana growing operation. Each room was separated into plants of similar stages. The mature plants had been cloned to make more starter plants. Each plant had a name that corresponded to its parent plant. Some of the plant names were “Purple Haze, God, Bubblegum, and Ice Cream”. Also located at the house were scales and finished marijuana. The targets of the investigation, Arthur Hull, and his son, Ryan Hull, were at the residence at the time of the search warrant. Ryan Hull admitted to living in the residence.
The second search warrant was executed at Arthur Hull’s residence located at 6451 Windy Ct., in West Chester Township. Various paraphernalia was confiscated at that location.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending for lab results and weights. BURN agents are also looking into the possibility the residence, where the grow operation was located, is within 1000 feet of a school property.
The BURN Taskforce credits a citizen tip that led to the investigation. The BURN Taskforce receives tips through an anonymous tip line at 513-887-3029 and the Sheriff’s website at www.butlersheriff.org. Complainants can leave their tips anonymously or with their information for follow up calls by BURN agents.
166 Marijuana plants, grow lights, chemicals, scales, and paraphernalia
Sgt. Todd Langmeyer
Butler County Sheriff’s Regional Narcotics (BURN) taskforce