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Investigators Bring Down Indoor Marijuana Operation

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Officers assigned to the ACE  (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement) Team discovered an indoor marijuana grow operation at 725 East Johnson Street, Temple.
 
Investigators Brian Sims and Shane Spradlin discovered the operation during the execution of an arrest warrant at the residence. While Spradlin attempted to make contact with Timothy Bright who was being sought in the warrant, Sims waited outside where he discovered the suspect exit from the rear of the residence and make his way to a car that had pulled into the driveway.
 
Spradlin, during his initial contact at the doorway noticed signs of an indoor marijuana grow operation. A subsequent search of the residence yielded 8 plants, along with evidence that supported that additional plants had been grown and more were about the be planted.
 
During his arrest, Bright acknowledged that he was responsible for the grow operation and also disclosed where other drugs were in the residence. Officers also seized a small quantity of methamphetamine and schedule II prescription pills.
 
Also arrested was Dorothy Wheeler, who was the driver of the car the pulled into the driveway when Bright attempted to slip away. Wheeler was charged with driving on a suspended license. She was not implicated in the grow operation.
 
Bright remains in the Carroll County Jail and has a hold for Violation of Probation. Wheeler has a $1,500 bond.
 
Deputies Lance Rayburn and Bran Christian (ACE Team) also assisted in the search and arrest.
 
 **ACE is a joint unit between the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Carrollton Police Department***
 
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