Deputies bust large West Knox County marijuana grow operation

(source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers discovered dozens of marijuana plants, weapons and cash at a home in West Knox County Friday afternoon.

Officers searched 11024 Thornton Drive where they found about 15 pounds of dried marijuana, 60 plants growing inside the house, and more plants inside a 30-foot enclosed trailer that had been converted into a grow area.

Deputies also found several handguns, long guns, and around $15,000 in cash.

No one was at home at the time of the raid. Charges will be filed when the investigation is complete.

(source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
(source: Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

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