WAYNESBORO,Va. (WHSV) - A pot bust in Waynesboro landed a couple behind bars, but it's another item police found at the scene that has them saying all the ingredients present for what could have been a deadly situation.
Police arrested Derick Ackleson and Amy Snead for their connection to what police called a "sophisticated" pot growing operation.
You may recognize Ackleson's name because police said he runs Totally Naked Tattoos in Staunton.
Ackleson and Snead were arrested yesterday after Waynesboro Police said they found marijuana plants growing inside a home on South Delphine Avenue.
Ackleson also faces charges for possession of a gun by a convicted felon after police said they found a handgun and ammo including what Sgt. Brian Edwards said was "armor-piercing."
"This is a very powerful weapon. There were several hundred rounds of ammunition found in the residence, including what are considered armor-piercing - or 'cop-killers.' So there were all the ingredients there of a very bad situation that could've unfolded, but fortunately it didn't turn out to be that way," said Edwards.
Snead is free on bond, but Ackleson is still being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
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