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March 13, 2014

Arrest made for marijuana grow

Police say bomb-making materials also found in Science Hill

Somerset —

Authorities are still investigating after officers came across alleged bomb-making materials at a Science Hill home earlier this week.
According to information provided by Science Hill Police Chief Robbie Gossett, he and Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home located at 6262 North Ky. 1247 in Science Hill, near the Dairy Mart in the city limits of the town. The two had received a tip that illegal drug activity was taking place in the home, according to Gossett. 
After Gossett and Hatfield entered the home, they allegedly found in the basement an indoor marijuana growing operation, along with several bottles of Clonazepam, a narcotic, loose marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. 
But when they came across a side bedroom, Gossett and Hatfield reportedly found a surprising sight. 
“During the course of the investigation, units found explosives in a side bedroom,” Gossett stated through a press release. 
Gossett described the explosive devices as similar to the one used in the Boston Marathon bombing, noting that a pressure cooker was one of the items found. 
Allegedly in the bedroom with the explosives, were three juveniles. Gossett said two of the juveniles lived in the home and are around 15 and 17 years old. 
Gossett and Hatfield contacted the Kentucky State Police Bomb Squad. After experts arrived at the scene, other items were also allegedly found that are used to make explosive devices. 
Sue Ann Ward, 48, of 6262 North Ky. 1247, was arrested and charged with four counts of second-degree wanton endangerment and cultivating marijuana, less than five plants. 
Gossett said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are continuing the investigation and may file additional charges. 
“Both agencies have been there (at the home) most of the day,” Gossett said on Thursday. 
Gossett said more arrests and charges are expected. 

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