Agents from the Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics (BURN) Task Force, along with United States Postal Inspections, executed a search warrant on November 21, at 7820 Plantation Drive, West Chester, Ohio. The agents were tracking packages containing drugs sent to the Plantation Drive address from southern California.
A little over 4lbs, of marijuana that had been sent through the mail were seized, but it was inside the home were agents found a significant marijuana grow operation in the basement.
A total of 190 marijuana plants were seized, along with miscellaneous items of drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles. Agents also seized a 2002 Lexus
Lewis Thomas III, (27), was arrested for Cultivation of Marihuana a 3rd degree Felony.