|Curtis W. Hinds|
ATHENS – Athens
County Sheriff Patrick
Kelly announced in a Monday media release that deputies recovered
13 pounds of marijuana while executing
a search warrant on a River Road residence.
According to Kelly,
Atkins was investigating a parking complaint at 13141 River Road, Athens and
the odor of marijuana coming
from a garage at the residence. Atkins notified her supervisor,
Lt. John Morris, and a search warrant was obtained.
Detectives Doug Crites and Jim Heater of the
Narcotics Enforcement Team uncovered an
indoor marijuana hydroponic
growing operation. In addition to
the marijuana, scales
and $6,320 cash were seized.
Hinds is charged with one
felony count of
cultivation of marijuana, and one
felony count of trafficking in marijuana. Labello
is charged with one felony count of
complicity in the cultivation
of marijuana and one
felony count of trafficking in marijuana.
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