The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office has announced they have netted one of their largest indoor marijuana busts in the last 15 years with the help of Cincinnati Police Central Vice Control Section, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force, and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit.
“We usually have trouble with people growing outside,” Chief Deputy Rick Combs with the CCSO said. “It’s unusual to see such a large indoor operation in Clermont County.”
According to Combs, the investigation had been ongoing for six months when a break came in the form of a traffic stop by a Newton Police Office on Tuesday, May 25.
Abigail Schwartz McKinney and her children were at the residence during the search and she was charged with cultivating marijuana. The children were placed with a family member.
Cincinnati Vice & DART served a warrant at a home at 7035 Britton Avenue, Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Police arrested McKinney's father James McKinney Sr. at the home.
"No further specific information regarding the charges will be released by the Sheriff's Office yet very likely additional individuals and charges will be presented to a Clermont County Grand Jury in June," Combs said.
Combs said the inter-agency teamwork was a big help in putting the case together.