Nov 19, 2012 6:18 AM

Two Arrested In Connection With Marijuana Grow Operation

Deputies executed arrest warrants over the weekend and took two men into custody in connection with a marijuana growing operation inside a Lexington home.

Police opened the investigation after a man living in a house along Sherrard Circle went to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the neck last August. According to court documents, A man shot Alexander Hughes during a drug deal in the home.

Police say during the investigation into the shooting, officers discovered marijuana plants growing inside the garage. Police obtained a warrant and searched the home. Investigators say officers discovered marijuana plants, processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia and thousand of dollars in cash.

Police arrested Zachary Manning, 19, and Chase Seaborne, 19, on Sunday. They both face several drug charges, including cultivating and trafficking marijuana.

There was no information released on charges against Hughes.

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