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Sheriff Jackie Matheny has revealed more information about the investigation surrounding Warren County Animal Control after 36 marijuana plants were found growing on the property July 9.Matheny said the investigation began when the sheriff’s department received information there was marijuana growing outside the Animal Control building. Animal Control director Tammy Webb and her son, Jonathan Ewell Smith, have been charged with manufacture, sale, and delivery of marijuana.Matheny said his officers watched the patch for two days, observed Smith in the patch, and took pictures of Smith working in the marijuana. When officers descended on the property, they reportedly found Smith working in the patch and he was arrested.Following Smith’s arrest, according to Matheny, officers had reason to believe Webb was also involved.