Hancock County man indicted for marijuana grow operation in home

Richard Debski (source: TBI)

SNEEDVILLE (WATE) – A Hancock County man has been indicted after a marijuana grow operation was found in his home.

Richard Henry Debski, 70, is charged with manufacture of Schedule VI, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and prohibited weapons. He is being held on $10,000 bond.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division, the Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office began investigating in June 2016 reports of a marijuana grow operation at a home on Hickory Lane in Sneedville.

Agents determined Debski was the one growing the marijuana. He was also found in possession of a number of weapons, including firearms.

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