Police say a marijuana grow lab was found inside a 25-year-old Neon man’s residence March 6.
Blake Adam Johnson, of Goose Creek Road, is charged with cultivation of marijuana (more than five plants), trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police seized 32 marijuana plants, professional lights, electronics used for indoor grow labs, chemicals, digital electronic scales and more than $1,300 cash, said Fleming-Neon Patrolman Adam Swindall.
Swindall, Jenkins Assistant Police Chief Crystal Davis and Jenkins Police Sergeant Josh Richardson arrested Johnson for charges in an unrelated case on March 6 and found the marijuana grow lab.
Jenkins police were notified earlier on March 6 that Johnson allegedly shoplifted in the Jenkins Rite Aid. Johnson admitted to police that he stole powdered baby formula, according to a citation. In Johnson’s pants pocket police found Neurontin in a prescription bottle labeled to contain Suboxone, according to the citation.
Johnson is charged with theft by unlawful taking, illegal possession of legend drug and controlled substance prescription not in original container.
He is in the Letcher County Jail.