Five arrested, vehicles, guns seized in pot raid

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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Marijuana valued at nearly a half million dollars was confiscated during a drug raid in Mason County Saturday, according to Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs.

Vehicles, ATVs, a tractor, a pickup truck, guns and a race car were also seized during the raid at the property on Water Tower Road, the sheriff said.

Boggs said the raid was the result of a lengthy investigation by his office. The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at the property belonging to John Thomas on Saturday.

MCSO deputies along with the Maysville Police Department officers allegedly uncovered 125 mature marijuana plants, along with 70 pounds of marijuana in various stages of processing in the cultivation, processing and trafficking operation. Boggs put a conservative estimate of the street value of the pot at $450,000.

Thomas, 53, of Maysville, was charged with trafficking in marijuana more than 5 pounds, cultivating marijuana more than five plants and buy or possess drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Mason County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond and later released. He appeared in Mason District Court Monday where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 3.

Other charged during the raid include:

— Deborah Wisecup, 62, of Maysville, on a charged of cultivating marijuana more than five plants. She remains in the MCDC on a $5,000 cash bond. She appeared in Mason District Court Monday where she entered a not guilty plea. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 3.

— Jack Bane, 26, of Maysville, on a charged of cultivating marijuana more than five plants. He was released from the MCDC on a $5,000 cash bond and appeared in Mason District Court Monday where he entered a not guilty plea. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 3.

— Christopher Smith, 43, of Maysville, on a charge of cultivating marijuana more than five plants. He remains in the MCDC on a $5,000 cash bond and appeared in Mason District Court Monday where he entered a not guilty plea. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 3.

— Larry Smith, 43, of Maysville, on a charge of cultivating marijuana more than five plants. He remains in the MCDC on a $5,000 cash bond and appeared in Mason District Court Monday where he entered a not guilty plea. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 3.

The incident remains under investigation by Boggs and his department.

Thomas
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Christopher Smith
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Larry Smith
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Wisecup
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Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]