Hilliard police are continuing to investigate a marijuana-growing operation in northeast Franklin County that might have supplied pot to local students.

Hilliard police are continuing to investigate a marijuana-growing operation in northeast Franklin County that might have supplied pot to local students.

Investigators do not yet know if the operation targeted Hilliard students, but the search warrants were obtained based on a tip that a woman was selling marijuana to high-school aged Hilliard students, Lt. Ron Clark said.

It is possible juveniles from other schools bought marijuana, he said.

Clark said Hilliard police executed search warrants two weeks ago at two Franklin County locations: in the 4900 block of Avery Road and the 7500 block of Central College Road.

Both are in unincorporated areas of Franklin County.

The former is a trailer park on the west side of Avery Road just north of Hayden Run Road and the latter is near New Albany.

Police arrested Deshawn M. Ingram, 32, of the 2900 block of Ashcreek Avenue, after searching both locations Dec. 8, Clark said.

Ingram was arrested at the Avery Road location where the marijuana sales to students were said to have occurred.

He is charged with the manufacture of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Dec. 22 in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Clark said a "significant amount" of raw marijuana was found at the Central College Road site. It was enough to demonstrate "a growing operation" that sustained the felony charge of manufacturing drugs, he said.

A smaller amount of contraband was found at the Avery Road site, Clark said.

Police received the first tip in August 2015 and received additional information two months ago.

"Some investigations take a while ... but we kept with this and had enough evidence for search warrants," he said.

Additional charges against other individuals are possible, he said.

The woman who reportedly sold marijuana, Ingram's girlfriend, remains "a person of interest," Clark said, but has not yet been charged.

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