By: Steve Burger
Fifteen thousand dollars worth of marijuana growing in the spare bedroom of a Northeast Side Evansville home was enough to get four people arrested Thursday.
Indiana State Police tell 14 News that an investigation showed illegal drug activitiy happening at 4213 Saddlebrook Lane. (MAP) They got a search warrant and found over a dozen pot plants under grow lights in a bedroom at the house belonging to 53-year-old Sheila Morton.
Morton, her son 25-year-old Timothy Morton, 23-year-old Kasie D. Schoenbaechler of Boonville and 22-year-old Thomas Dycus of Evansville were arrested.
Police say the plants had a street value of about $15,000. They say the also found a small amount of marijuana packaged to sell and Oxycontin.
Sheila Morton faces felony charges of Cultivating Marijuana, Dealing Marijuana and Oxycontin within 1,000 feet of a school (Stockwell Elementary) and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Thomas Morton is also charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Schoenbaechler is charged with Posession of Oxycontin and Visiting a Common Nuisance, and Dycus is charged with Visiting a Common Nuisance. The possession charge is a Class C felony, while the visiting a common nuisance charges are misdemeanors.
All four were arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
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