9-Pound Marijuana Bust Made in Athens County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Athens County Sheriff's Office has made it's third major marijuana bust in the past few weeks.

Wednesday, deputies busted the grow operation and seized nine pounds of marijuana at a home on St. Rt. 329.

Sheriff Pat Kelley says officers were responding to a domestic call at the home and found marijuana packaged for distribution. They also found 137 plants hanging in two rooms.

Jessica Allen, 35, was arrested and taken to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.

More arrests could be made.

Two children were in the home at the time of the bust. They are now in the custody of their father.

Within the past few weeks the Sheriff's Office has also made a 13-pound and 50-pound bust.

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