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Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported Tuesday that on Monday officers "shut down a major indoor hydroponic marijuana-growing operation near Jonesborough."
Graybeal said in a press release:
"In the late evening hours of Oct. 5, a joint task force comprised of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Washington County Sheriff's Office descended on 565 Headtown Road in Jonesborough to serve a search warrant."
"Officers were surprised by the sophisticated operation that they encountered inside the residence," the release said.
"A large-scale indoor hydroponic marijuana operation consisting of expensive grow lights, timers, humidity monitors, extensive venting, cooling, and watering systems were discovered along with approximately 250 marijuana plants ranging from seedlings to mature plants. The mature plants consisted of thick potent THC rich 'buds.'
"Officers also recovered numerous Ecstasy pills, Psilocybin mushrooms, LSD blotter paper, and a substance believed to be methamphetamine," according to the news release.
"The total value of the drugs is estimated at nearly $500,000, due to the high cost of the more potent hydroponically grown marijuana," the news release said.
Officers are still searching for two persons of interest for questioning in reference to the drugs:
* Paul S. Fields, 44, previously of 1529 Ridge Point Road, Hixson, Tenn.; and
* Pari K. Fields; 43, previously of the same address.