Fourteen Columbus police officers exposed to mold, chemicals at marijuana grow house

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 5, 2013 

Fourteen officers with the Columbus Police Department reported exposure to harmful mold and house grow chemicals while executing a search on a suspected marijuana grow house on Woodlawn Avenue on Feb. 23, according to a police report released Tuesday morning.

The group of officers, who included three sergeants and one corporal, searched a house on the 3900 block of Woodlawn Avenue on Feb. 23 at about 11 p.m. Their investigation led to the arrest of two men and one woman after officers found 54 marijuana plants, according to an earlier report. Agents also seized seven pounds of marijuana at a house on the 1000 block of Cloverdale Road during the investigation.

Daniel Roy, 53, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug-related objects.

Serrita Chaney, 29, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Her bond was set at $20,500.

Darnell Parker, 37, was charged with marijuana possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects, one count of possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude police. None of the officers immediately sought medical attention during the investigation after being exposed to mold and house grow chemicals.

More details will be added as the story develops.

This story has been updated with the correct address.

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