Theft Investigation Leads To Marijuana Growing Operation Near Crothersville

Law enforcement officers investigating a theft of tools, window air conditioners, and lights from a home on County Road 1000 E west of Crothersville discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation as well as the stolen items, according to Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Henley.

The sheriff’s office had received a call around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, of locks being cut off of an outbuilding at 5305 S. 1000 E. Henley met with the homeowner getting a description of the stolen items.

The deputy along with Crothersville Chief of Police Richard Hanlin investigated and found the stolen items in the garage of a nearby neighbor, Korey Sparrow, 31, of Crothersville.

Sparrow, along with Benjamin Tyler Wayne Pearson, 22, of Crothersville were arrested for burglary and theft. While the recovering the stolen items, authorities discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation on the Sparrow property.

In addition to the theft and burglary charges, Sparrow was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Both men were booked into Jackson County Jail and held on a $2,005 bond.