Suspicious behavior leads to drug bust

CINCINNATI - The Lebanon Police Department seized more than 300 pounds ofmarijuana following a call about a suspicious customer at a TireDiscounters location.

Officers responded to the business on Oct. 21 after employeesreported Richard Lipscomb, 50, of Cincinnati, abandoned threeplastic garbage bags which were later determined to be filled withmarijuana weighing 17 pounds.

The Warren County Drug Task Force was brought in and Lipscombwas arrested after his vehicle and a quantity of money wasseized.

Following the arrest at the Tire Discounters location, a searchwarrant was obtained by the Regional Enforcement Narcotics Unit andserved at Lipscomb’s residence on St. Lawrence Avenue.

The search turned up more than 60 pounds of marijuana, plantsand growing equipment which were all seized as well, according topolice.

On Tuesday, authorities located three separate grow locations inCaesar's Creek State Park in Warren County where they seizedadditional marijuana.

Lipscomb is charged with possession of marijuana, trafficking inmarijuana, cultivation of marijuana and possession of criminaltools.