JACKSONVILLE – Police responding to a domestic altercation Wednesday uncovered
marijuana and an
operation. Jessica Allen, 35, was arrested on a
charge of cultivation.
According to a
media release by
Athens County Sheriff Pat
Kelly, deputies seized approximately 9 pounds of marijuana.
According to Kelly, Jacksonville-Trimble
Chief of Police
Brad Larsen was responding to a domestic call at a residence on Route 329 involving
a husband, Allen and her boyfriend. Sheriff’s Deputies
John Kulchar, Greg Poston and Matt May arrived and
discovered the alleged marijuana packaged
Deputies said the
husband, who had been
gone for an extended time, returned to the residence. An altercation ensued between the husband and Allen's boyfriend who was
transported to O’Bleness Memorial Hospital by Athens County Emergency
Medical Services with a hand injury. The identities of the two males were not released.
children were in the residence
where the marijuana was
stored and were placed in the custody
of their father.
A search warrant was obtained and the Narcotics Enforcement
Team (NET) was activated.
A grow operation was located in a separate
residence on the property. Det. Jim Heater and Lt. Jack Taylor said the grow
operation had 137 plant in two rooms.
transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on a $50,000
cash or surety bond. Charges against the boyfriend will be
presented to the Athens County Grand Jury.
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