Rockcastle Co. man arrested for 'elaborate' marijuana growing operation

Published: Dec. 14, 2017 at 12:19 PM EST
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Kentucky State Police arrested a man for what they called an elaborate, indoor marijuana growing operation.

Police say Matthew Green was growing 183 marijuana plants, with more than a pound of packaged marijuana found a deep freeze in a building near his home in Livingston.

Police say Green told them that he packaged the drugs, to sell it for nearly $2,500 per pound, and delivered it to Florida.

Investigators say 5 children, between the ages of 5 to 13, were living in or near the growing operation.

Green is facing several charges, including endangering the welfare of a minor.