“High Quality” Pot Dealer Arrested

Posted On July 05, 2012

Jeffrey Hensley

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – An alleged drug dealer is behind bars thanks to Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit detectives.


Investigators began looking into Jeffrey L. Hensley’s activity after receiving information June 15 that he was a supplier of high quality marijuana in Dearborn County.


On June 28, a search warrant was executed at Hensley’s home at 17507 Hillcrest Drive in Lawrenceburg. In a court affidavit, officers commented that they could smell marijuana outside the home as they approached.


Inside the home, detectives found Hensley, the lone occupant. They also discovered eight marijuana plants growing in a bedroom, six more drying in a closet, and more than 30 grams of pot ready to sell stored in mason jars and plastic bags.


“The marijuana plants were grown with the use of artificial lighting carbon dioxide generation, humidity, and climate control, fertilized water and soil, and air circulation,” detectives wrote in a court affidavit.


Authorities confiscated a host of drug paraphernalia from the home including digital scales, indoor cultivation publications, and equipment for growing marijuana.


During questioning, Hensley allegedly told officers he had been growing pot in the home for almost five years. He stated that the growing operation had been larger in the past.


Hensley, 44, is charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver More than 30 Grams (Class D felony) and Manufacture of Marijuana More than 30 Grams (Class D felony).  He has bonded out of jail since his June 28 arrest.