LIBERTY - The Casey County school system will benefit from property seized by police in a marijuana case.
Guns owned by a Gravel Switch couple who pleaded guilty to marijuana cultivation will be sold at auction, but items used in the growing operation will be given to the school system, according to court records.
Gregory J. Southerland, 45, and his wife, Melissa Southerland, of 545 Penns Store Road, were charged last year after more than 300 marijuana plants were discovered on their property by the Casey County Sheriff's Department.
Gregory Southerland was sentenced earlier this week to two years in prison for cultivating more than five plants of marijuana. Probation was denied. Melissa Southerland was given a 12-month jail sentence that was probated for two years.