Lawrence County deputies investigate theft, find drugs

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Lawrence County deputies seized drug paraphernalia and over 200 grams of marijuana from a Lawrenceburg home several last week where several children were living.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were investigating a theft case at a Bluff Drive apartment complex when officers “noticed a strong smell of the illegal drug emanating from within the residence.”

They knocked at the door and were greeted by a young child. Officers asked to speak with an adult and noticed several children in the home while speaking with the suspects.

Also during the interview, officers noticed a glass pipe in plain view. After being questions about drugs, the resident took officers to a bedroom where drug paraphernalia items and a vacuumed sealed bag containing 200.6 grams of marijuana were located.

All items were taken into possession of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. Officers made referrals to the Department of Children Services regarding the children in the home with illegal drugs present.

Lawrence County Sheriff John Meyers says, “The seizure of this large amount of marijuana is the latest step we’ve taken in our war on drugs in Lawrence County. Taking this off our streets could mean saving someone’s life who would encounter an impaired driver due to drug use or complicate someone’s recovery from addiction. I’m proud of my team and the steps my department has taken in recent months to combat these issues.”

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