On May 4, 2008 the Caroline Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators assisted the Virginia State Police with the seizure of a Major Marijuana Grow house located in Caroline County. During the late hours of the night the two agencies executed a search warrant at 201 Marday Drive, Ruther Glen, VA. (Located in Lake Land’ Or) The search revealed approximately $50,000.00 worth of hydroponics marijuana (“Hydro”) inside the home. Investigator located a grow area in a hidden room with a false door in the basement of the home. The grow area was setup up with water purification systems, ventilation, humidifiers, and special lighting for optimum growth. The system was operated with timers to control lighting and the watering of the plants. The home was armed with a video surveillance system with cameras and alarms on all entry points of the home. Investigators arrested Michael E. Park 27, of Fairfax as the only operator of the Grow Operation. The home was owned by Park’s girlfriend and was used strictly for the growing of Marijuana. Park was held without bond and is awaiting trial, according to Sergeant A. W. Lambert.
Sheriff Tony Lippa said, “This is yet another successful operation thanks to those citizens of Caroline County who continue to support their Sheriff’s Office by providing helpful information and assistance. If any citizen would like to provide information to the Sheriff’s Office regarding illegal activity they can the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (804) 633-1133. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.”