A big bust in Bryan County as investigators find an apparent marijuana “grow house” and much more.
Investigators from CNT and GBI found 60 plants, lights, an air flow system and lots of marijuana ready to smoke and sell inside a home on Cartertown road.
Two people were taken into custody as part of a month long joint operation into the marijuana sales operation.
“This was a very sophisticated marijuana grow, extended to various rooms of the house,” explained Sgt Gene Harley of the Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics team. “To include a camper site trailer on the back end of the property. They were all going on in different phases. While some people think marijuana grows are simply dropping a seed in the ground its more complicated than that.”
Pot plants of all sizes were found inside the home and a trailer in the backyard.
Also in that backyard, almost 30 dogs, all chained up individually.
Animal control officers from both Bryan county and Chatham county were on hand to help with the dogs, who were believed to be part of a dog fighting ring.
“CNT also received information there were pitbulls here,” said Harley. “The question was what activities were occurring. To make sure there was no liability to the dogs we brought in animal control to assist us.”
“With criminals of this nature they don’t just have one thing they are really good at, but they have multiple criminal activities and this very well may be one of those situations.”
The dogs were all documented by animal control who will continue their investigation into whether they may have been used in dog fighting.
Because they had been fed and have a water source, the dogs did have to be left at the house.
Jennifer Hurley and Donnie Daughtry were both booked into the Bryan County detention center. They face manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
CNT says both are expected to face even more charges.
BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. – A drug bust in Bryan County led to the discovery of 17 pot plants and 28 dogs in and around a Bryan County trailer.
Two residents of the trailer were taken into custody for the marijuana and what may be a dog fighting ring.
28 dogs, 5 of which were puppies, were found tethered in the back yard along with what may be a dog fighting pen.
Investigators also found steroids inside which is commonly used to bulk up dogs for fighting.
A gun was also found inside the trailer.
We’ll have much more on this bust tonight beginning on News 3 On Your Side at 5pm.