Darren Doyle, story and photo:
A Brownsville man is facing felony marijuana trafficking and cultivating charges after a search warrant was executed at his home on Monday, March 6, 2018 around 3pm.
According the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, they received a complaint from neighbors who were reportedly participating in recreational target shooting on their property saying Brian K. Yanders, (50) of Brownsville, fired several shots from a handgun into the ground at his next door home. The neighbors reportedly told law enforcement that Yanders shot in retaliation because he didn't like the shooting going on next door.
The Sheriff's Office said that they discovered Yanders was already a convicted felon, which made it unlawful for him to own a firearm. They obtained and executed a search warrant at Yanders home, located on Oak Tree Road in Brownsville.
The Sheriff's Office said they found what appeared to be suspicious dead space in the home that looked to be a boxed-in room with no door or access. After searching, they reportedly discovered a false wall held in place with velcro and after removing, a hidden marijuana grow station was discovered.
Authorities found over one pound of processed marijuana along with several plants. A homemade filtration system had been rigged through a bathroom fan, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Yanders was arrested and charged with:
Yanders was transported in the Hart County Jail.