Brenda Hill, 44, of Roane County had her magistrate case continued, after appearing before Magistrate Denver Gandee, Jr.
Ms. Hill and her partner, James Osborne were arrested after the Roane Sheriff's Department and the Roane County
Detachment of the State Police harvested 1,172 marijuana plants, growing on their property. The couple resided at the Peter
Cave area, off Barcut Road in Roane County.
Mr. Osborne, also age 44, has had his case continued to Circuit Court.
The patches were found after a search stemming from a tip, coming from Boone
County to Sheriff Todd Cole's office. The Spencer State Police Detachment had
also received the same tip, according to Cole.
The couple have been charged with manufacturing a controlled substance. They were arraigned by Magistrate Gandee on
in what might have been the largest marijuana bust in Roane County history.
The value of the harvest was estimated at 2.4 million dollars.