Underground marijuana operation discovered in Hamblen County

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Hamblen County Sheriff's Deputies recently discovered an underground marijuana operation on Janeway Hollow Road near the Hawkins County line, according to a post on their official Facebook page.

They said a 15'x15' room contained nearly 100 marijuana plants averaging up to 4' tall.

The Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that it was a "very well equipped marijuana underground grow."

They charged Ray Allen Landry with the manufacturing of marijuana for resale.

"The battle against illegal drugs will continue,"
officials said.
"Together we will continue to make a difference."