WASHINGTON COUNTY - A Yates Settlement resident is facing multiple drug charges after inviting members of Washington County's Drug Task Force on a tour of his marijuana growth operation.
According to reports, the Task Force closed out a recent marijuana cultivation investigation Friday with a visit to the home of Timothy Skipper, 56.
Investigators advised Skipper they were there to investigate whether he was growing marijuana on the property, to which Skipper replied: "Yeah, I’ve got a plant or two. Wanna see ‘em?”
Upon entry to the home, investigators discovered several marijuana plants under grow lights, as well as a small wooden box in the master bedroom that contained methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Additional marijuana plants were found outside of Skipper’s mobile home, near Skipper's brother’s residence, which is located on the same property.
In all, a total of 68 marijuana plants were confiscated.
Skipper was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Skipper's brother, Keith Skipper, 52, was also arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews urges anyone with any knowledge of crimes being committed to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638- TIPS (8477) or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.