Police confiscate nearly $15,000-worth of marijuana from Union City home

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UNION CITY, Ind.—A Union City couple was arrested after police said a significant marijuana grow operation was found in their home.

Billy Thompson, 45, and Stacy Thompson, 44, were preliminarily charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and reckless possession of paraphernalia.

Officers executed a search warrant at the couple’s home Monday following a lengthy drug investigation. Police said officers reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the house.

“After we entered the house, it didn’t take long for officers to start complaining of headaches from the overwhelming smell,” said Det. Chat Puterbaugh.

Officers confiscated 27 marijuana plants, grow lights, bags of marijuana, paraphernalia and other items associated with the operation. Police said approximately $12,000 to $15,000-worth of marijuana was recovered.

“It’s a great feeling, knowing that we prevented this large amount of drugs from reaching our streets,” said Captain Bill Bradbury.

The Thompsons were transported to the Randolph County Jail.

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