Boone County police bust indoor marijuana operation

Jason Keneman: Photo Boone County Sheriff's Office
Jason Keneman: Photo Boone County Sheriff's Office

(HEBRON, KY) --  A strange odor coming from a home in Hebron lead police to an indoor marijuana growing operation.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office says that a canine responded to the house around 9a.m. this morning and indicated that drugs were present.  They applied for a search warrant and entered the home at 2839 Presidential Drive.

Inside officers found 64 plants in the basement and 8 to 10 more in an upstairs bedroom.  The home also contained indoor grow lights, exhaust fans, and an air scrubber.  Police estimate that the pot was worth about 100,000 dollars.

The renter of the home, Jason Keneman, 29, is charged with Cultivating marijuana.  He arrived to the home as police were executing the search warrant.

Cultivating marijuana is a class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary.