Sheriff: ‘Very elaborate’ growing operation found in Hampton home

10:00 am | January 4, 2013

Larry Shockley

A Morristown man who police allege was operating a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation in an empty Hampton home was incarcerated in the Carter County Jail Wednesday.

Larry Alan Shockley, 40, was charged with manufacturing a Schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept or sold and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia

First Judicial Drug Task Force agents and Carter County Sheriff’s Department officers raided a home at 601 Route 321 in Hampton Wednesday night and seized at least 39 marijuana plants.

after a raid by First Judicial Drug Task Force agents and Carter County Sheriff’s Department officers at 601Route 321 in Hampton.

According to Sheriff Chris Mathes, the officers found a complex irrigation system of timers inside the house and 39 plants ready to harvest.

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