WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19)- A West Chester man was taken into custody after undercover agents seized 190 marijuana plants growing in a basement, in addition to four pounds of pot sent in the mail from California.
The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics (BURN) Task Force executed a search warrant Thursday at a home in the 7800 block of Plantation Drive. With the help of U.S. Postal Inspections, agents tracked packages containing drugs being sent to the address from Southern California.
More than four pounds of marijuana sent through the mail were seized. Authorities said once inside the home, they also discovered "a significant marijuana grow operating in the basement," which was a total of 190 plants.
Lewis Thomas III, 27, was arrested in connection with the plants. He's been charged with one count of cultivation of marijuana.
BURN agents also seized miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and a 2002 Lexus.