Two arrested after welfare check turns into an investigation into a marijuana grow operation

Two arrested after welfare check turns into an investigation into a marijuana grow operation

After a concerned caller to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department requested a welfare check on a woman thought to have been battered, a deputy was dispatched to a rural residence in northeastern Greene County. The deputy reported nobody seemed to be at home, but he could smell the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the house. He requested a search warrant, more officers arrived to assist, and the welfare check turned into an investigation into what officers said was a marijuana grow operation. Two individuals, one a Bloomington business owner, are now facing felonies involving dealing in marijuana.

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