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Animal Control issues emerge again
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With Warren County Animal Control director Tammy Webb on paid administrative leave following the arrest of her son, Jonathan Ewell Smith, for allegedly growing marijuana at the facility, questions are arising about the future of Animal Control.The facility is currently not picking up any new animals and is down to one part-time employee. The employment status of Webb could be decided at a Health and Welfare Committee meeting Thursday night.Smith was arrested July 9 while working in a marijuana patch that was growing behind the secluded Animal Control building on Paws Lane.According to the arrest warrant, investigator Kevin Murphy observed Smith tending to marijuana in a field of 36 marijuana plants. Capt. Bo Ramsey and Murphy stated Smith told them it was not his first time in that marijuana patch.