|Updated: 6/27/2012 5:42 pm
||Published: 6/27/2012 5:33 pm
Early Wednesday morning, members of the Tulsa County Drug Task Force and the Bixby Police Department discovered more than 60 Marijuana plants inside a Bixby home.
James and Jennifer Carlisle were arrested and booked into the Tulsa County Jail. Neighbors living in the area had no idea what was happening right next door.
At first glance, a quiet neighborhood in Bixby looks charming with white picket fences and manicured lawns, but what neighbors didn’t know was that two people inside a home were growing Marijuana and lots of it.
"I’m real surprised because there is a ton of kids in this neighborhood and especially on this block. A lot of kids up and down this street and its real concerning,” says Bob Gresh.
Gresh has lived in the area for 12 years. He walks his dog three times a day and has passed the home numerous times. He didn’t see the bust, but other neighbors did.
"They saw a big bust and Marijuana plants being brought out and a lot of them out of the house,” says Gresh.
Acting off of tips and surveillance, members of the Tulsa County Drug Task Force discovered 64 Marijuana plants. Some were still seedlings in bowls and pans, while others had grown to large plants. Two weapons were also found inside the house along with two small children.
“It's pretty weird to have people growing that kind of stuff with two kids in the house,” says next-door-neighbor Jeremy Swift.
“They seemed pretty normal and I never really thought anything would happen,” he says.
The two children were given to family members for safe keeping after the parent’s were arrested. The Carlisles are facing charges including cultivation of Marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm and child endangerment.