POLICE: Large marijuana grow allegedly found inside Louisville roofing business
Louisville Metro Police say a Middletown, Kentucky man was arrested Tuesday after a large marijuana grow operation was discovered inside his roofing business.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Middletown, Kentucky man was arrested Tuesday after a large marijuana grow operation was discovered inside his roofing business.
According to an arrest report, police were conducting a routine patrol early Tuesday morning in the 4800 block of Pinewood Road, near the intersection of Poplar Level Road and Produce Road, when officers noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from A-Team Roofing, a nearby business.
Police say they obtained a search warrant, and after entering the business, officers discovered a large marijuana grow operation with over 100 plants, marijuana packaged for sale, a bong, lights, filters and "assorted accessories used in the cultivation of marijuana."
Police also found seven bottles of what they believe to be anabolic steroids, according to the arrest report.
Police arrested 33-year-old Joseph P. Mattingly and charged with with cultivating marijuana, trafficking marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the Kentucky Secretary of State's Web site, Mattingly is listed as the organizer and manager of the business. The site also states that the Secretary of State's office dissolved the limited liability company last month after it failed to file an annual report on time. The business is currently listed as "inactive."
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