Residents living along Cedar Lane in Flinstone had no idea a high tech marijuana growing operation was taking place in their community, but at the Carson home, the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force found 67 plants growing in the basement.
"The grow room itself was built in a small back room in the basement itself. So it wasn't something someone would see if they were just visiting," said Commader Patrick Doyle.
Christopher Carson, his wife April, their son William, and his fiance Brittney Shavers were all arrested in the bust.
Doyle says the quality of the operation was much more extravagant than what they usually see.
"It was a hydroponic grow. 14:11:45 This had an elaborate system of pumps and liquid that were feeding the plants. The roots are basically suspended in this liquid and they grow completely without any soil," Doyle said.
According to Doyle, the street value of the high quality product estimates around $80,000 and he's glad it's product that wont be circling Walker County.