Story Created: Oct 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM CDT
Story Updated: Oct 29, 2014 at 8:13 PM CDT
Dyer County deputies said two suspects are still on the loose.
Neighbors said they are keeping their eyes open and hoping an arrest will come soon.
“Just glad they’re gone, and we’re not use to that kind of stuff in our community,” said neighbor Todd Palmer.
Todd Palmer lives down the hill from the house in Dyer County, where deputies said they discovered a pot growing operation.
Todd’s father Johnny Palmer also lives close by.
“We never dreamed that we’d have anything like that going on around here,” said Johnny Palmer.
According to a report, deputies made the bust after a tip.
The suspects reportedly took off while investigators were waiting on a search warrant.
According to deputies, the two suspects, Johnny Lee Young and Penetha Hefner promised they would return, but did not come back.
According to the report, sheriff deputies were able to take many items from the home including 26 fully mature marijuana plants, a bag of seeds, a chainsaw, Miracle Grow, and power converters.
Todd Palmer said he had no idea marijuana was being grown next door, but said something did not seem right.
“A lot of traffic in and out and pretty noisy back there,” said Todd Palmer.
Johnny Palmer said they are thankful for the sheriff department stepping in.
“I just think we have a good sheriff department and they’re doing their job. We’re glad to have them,” said Johnny Palmer
Warrants have been issued for Young and Hefner.
If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers or the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 285-2802.
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