Authorities dismantle hydroponic marijuana grow operations

Three women, ages 43, 23 and 21, were arrested and jailed on felony charges.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
May 23, 2013


Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Special Response Team (SRT) and investigators with the Columbus Division of Police’s Narcotics Bureau dismantled a hydroponic marijuana grow operation in the city of Columbus. Three suspects were arrested.

Investigators simultaneously executed search warrants on two residences located at 5002 Cheviot Drive and 5530 Olentangy River Road in the city of Columbus on Monday. Both residences were suspected of conducting indoor marijuana grow operations. 

Following the execution of the search warrants, investigators seized hydroponic marijuana, weighing nearly three pounds, worth $10,500; three firearms; a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche; a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and numerous pieces of equipment used to facilitate an indoor marijuana grow operation.

Suspects, Louvena S. Collins, 43; Rachel Ann Whaley, 23; and Jamie Lynn Jordan, 21, all of Columbus, were incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail. Collins and Whaley were charged with aggravated possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony, and Jordan was charged with aggravated trafficking in marijuana, a third-degree felony.

If convicted, each woman could face up to 5 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.



Is there absolutely nothing going on in this area to report on? A reefer farm in Columbus?
What next, illegal immigrants deported in Texas?


I often wonder this myself. Why is this syory even here? Personally on my own note I believe that if tge media and newspapers reported on more productive good news positives maybe it could have a different effect on society so to say. Is it possible to maybe try this????


Trooper propaganda they think they will be thought of as more than meter maids. WRONG....WITH ALL THE HEROIN IN COLUMBUS THEY PICK A FEW WOMEN GROWING POT?????

Señor Clown

You missed the point. They weren't just growing some pot, they were aggravated-ly possessing marijuana, whatever that even means.