A tip to police resulted in a marijuana growing effort being
According to information from the Ripley County Sheriffs
Office, after Deputy Jason Dickerson received a tip about marijuana
plants being grown at the home of Ernest H. Pyle, 45, of Milan,
he obtained a search warrant.
After the warrant was served, Pyle was taken into custody and
incarcerated at the Ripley County Jail on charges of Possession
of Marijuana, Cultivating Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
More charges are pending.
Officers also found marijuana and items to grow the illegal
substance in the home.
Assisting the sheriffs office were officers from the Milan
Police Department and Indiana State Police. Sheriff Tom Grills
noted that public awareness and multi-police agency cooperation
is the best way to fight the drug trade and use in this area.
If you know or suspect any illegal drug activity, police ask
that you call your local law enforcement agency with the information.
Shown are marijuana plants found inside the home of Ernest
H. Pyle of Milan. Also shown are several items used in
the effort to grow the illegal drug. Police arrested Pyle
after they received a tip that an illegal growing operation
was taking place inside his Milan home.