Elaborate indoor marijuana grow & weapons located by LSO deputies

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Tommy Houston along with Deputy Shannon Jones, and Detective James Sizemore arrested two individuals off Ky 233, approximately 10 miles south of London early Tuesday morning July 5th, 2016 at approximately 5:15 AM after deputies responded to a domestic violence dispute there.

When deputies arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation, they learned that allegedly a female subject and her ex-husband had been fighting. Also, deputies found a 15-year-old and a nine-year-old juvenile present at the scene.

In addition, deputies located an elaborate indoor marijuana grow operation in an out building where they found 107 marijuana plants – some as tall as 5 foot.

Arrested was:

  • Casey Lockhart age 41 of Highway 233, Gray, Ky charged with cultivating marijuana – five plants are more – first offense; and delivering/manufacturing – drug paraphernalia. In addition, this subject was charged with assault – fourth degree - domestic violence; endangering the welfare of a minor; and public intoxication – controlled substances.
  • Christina Lockhart age 37 of Highway 233, Gray, Ky charged with assault – fourth degree - domestic violence: public intoxication – controlled substances; and endangering the welfare of a minor.
  • The two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County detention Center. Social Services was notified and the children were released to a relative.

    As the investigation continued, a search warrant was executed at the property where deputies had located the indoor marijuana grow and detectives and deputies located three reported stolen shotguns.

    Casey Lockhart was charged with receiving stolen property – firearm. He remains lodged in the Laurel County detention Center.

    The continuing investigation was conducted by: Sheriff John Root, Lieut. Greg Poynter, Detective Jason Back, Detective James Sizemore, and Detective Kevin Berry.

    Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Photos of marijuana seized and weapons recovered are attached.

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