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Authorities Bust Apparent Pot Growing Operation in Norwich Twp.
NORWICH TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Ken Hines) -- Police and deputies seized marijuana plants and several guns during a drug bust on a quiet street Tuesday.
Investigators found between 5 and 10 pounds of marijuana, along with 25 guns and approximately $10,000 in cash at the Cannongate Dr. home.
Among the firearms seized during the raid were 10 handguns, and 15 shotguns and rifles, including multiple AR-15 style assault rifles. Authorities also seized thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Franklin County Sheriff's Office detectives teamed up with Hilliard police officers to conduct the operation, which resulted in the arrests of Kacy Luby and Seth Lyons.
Both Luby, 38, and Lyons, 24, lived at the home, and are charged with felony cultivation of marijuana. Investigators expect to file additional charges in the near future.
Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott believes Luby and Lyons kept the weapons inside the home to provide protection.
"These individuals, who are criminals, will use any means necessary to protect the product," Sheriff Scott said. "In this particular case, they had lots of ammunition, lots of weapons."
More arrests are expected to be made in connection with the bust, according to Sheriff Scott.