|Tully Hardy. Campbell County Detention Center.|
According to state records, the solicitor called police and upon making contact with the dog's owner, Tully J. Hardy, Officer Reiman wrote that he "detected a strong odor of marijuana about his person."
Another officer on scene, Officer Kim Williams noticed a greenhouse in the driveway "containing green plants that also had the strong odor of marijuana coming from it. Inside the greenhouse, the house and in the backyard were approximately 100 green leafy plants of various sizes believed to be marijuana.
After a search warrant was served, authorities seized 156 plants of suspected marijuana.
According to authorities, depending on the size and maturity of the plant, a single plant can produce between half a pound and two pounds of consumable marijuana.
An official close to the investigation called the bust one of the largest busts of an active "grow operation" in Campbell County history.
Hardy's mother and owner of the property, Rebecca Hancock, 62, was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana in excess of 5 plants. She lives at the house full-time with her son and codependent. Hancock was previously arrested in 2011 with promoting contraband.
|Rebecca Hancock. Campbell County Detention Center.|
According to the state's records, Hardy admitted that he sells marijuana to friends. Also inside the house were paper strips that he admitted was LSD. He also admitted that there was a 1911 handgun with a loaded clip.
The property, located at 5237 Winters Lane, has a lis pendens/forfeiture lien notice on the property because it was used "in the commission of, or to facilitate the commission of, the cultivation of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana. The property is now subject to forfeiture to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
|5237 Winters Lane in Cold Spring has a forfeiture lien on the property as part of the investigation. FTM file.|
Winters Lane is located directly off of Alexandria Pike, in a suburban neighborhood. Kyle Frimming, lives near Hancock's home.
"It was very surprising, especially in this part of the town. We've grown up in Campbell County. I've seen (Hardy) walking up and down the street a few times, but the overall situation caught us off guard because there was nothing really to ever suspect." he said. "Just all of a sudden you see five cop cars and wonder what the heck is going on."
|The sidewalk in front of Hancock's home paints a picture of an otherwise serene, quiet neighborhood. FTM file.|
|The side of the home from the street. Covered by wildflowers. FTM file.|
Hardy is currently in custody in the Campbell County Detention Center and has a cash bond of $200,000. It was originally set at $300,000.
Hancock had a $100,000 bond and was released with a GPS device and other restrictions. Calls to Hardy's attorney were not returned.