Wandering toddler leads to marijuana cultivation find

Wandering toddler leads to marijuana cultivation find
Chelsie Isenberg (Source: LMDC)
Chelsie Isenberg (Source: LMDC)
Christina M. Auble (Source: LMDC)
Christina M. Auble (Source: LMDC)

JEFFERSONTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Officers searching for the parents of a child found near a busy road discovered a large marijuana growing operation.

Jeffersontown police were called to the 2700 block of Six Mile Lane after a four-year-old boy was found walking along the street alone. When police returned the child home they did not find an adult at the house, but said there was a strong odor of marijuana.

The residents, Chelsie Isenberg, 21, and Christina M. Auble, 42, returned to the home about 30 minutes after police arrived. Police said the boy is Auble's son.

A search of the home after a warrant was obtained revealed an intricate growing operation in the basement with 89 plants. There was also more than five pounds of loose marijuana through the house, including in the child's bedroom. In addition, officers found pills and other drug paraphernalia.

Isenberg and Auble are each charged with cultivating marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Auble is also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and wanton endangerment.

Both women are being held at Louisville Metro Corrections and are scheduled to be arraigned March 31.

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