COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A community tip led to the discovery of an elaborate drug manufacturing operation and four people behind bars.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced today the arrest of Jozef Jardek, Michal Jardek, Karin Jardekova, and Robyn Mary Seneca for trafficking marijuana and manufacturing marijuana.
Richland County narcotic agents executed a search warrant Friday at 4484 Fort Jackson Boulevard. When narcotic agents made entry into the home, they found a very elaborate manufacturing operation. Agents discovered that two rooms in the home had been converted into an indoor grow operation with lighting and climate control hardware that was installed and functional.
Sheriff Lott said the four suspects were growing more than 17 marijuana plants.
According to Lott, that this type of operation takes more than a 6 months to perfect. The plants are estimated to have a street value of $2,000 each.
Agents arrested the four suspects without incident at the incident location and took custody of one juvenile.
If you see or hear of any suspicious or criminal activity please call, email or text that information to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com Text "TIPSC plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1000.