Warrants are pending for a Boyle County inmate suspected of growing marijuana and trafficking in prescribed medication.
Authorities began investigating Evan Craig Dailey, 37, after an anonymous tip Wednesday led the sheriff's department to his residence at 10735 Forkland Road.
Deputy Sheriff Marty Elliott said officers discovered an undetermined amount of marijuana growing behind Dailey's house.
Elliott said there also was evidence that Dailey was selling marijuana and pills during work release.
Dailey apparently got out of jail each day to work and was involved in the illegal drug trafficking, said Elliott.
"We're looking at several charges against Dailey," said Elliott.
Charges likely will include marijuana trafficking and cultivation, plus trafficking in controlled substances, pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"I think it's incredible to be trafficking in narcotics while on work release," said Elliott.
Deputy Jailer Sue Denham said District Judge Jeff Dotson took Dailey off work release this morning, but she did not disclose what type of work the inmate did.