Authorities seized marijuana plants with combined potential values of nearly $500,000 after several search warrants were executed including: One Clay County property, one Putnam county property and two Parke County properties.
The first warrant was served at a Rosedale residence and revealed an elaborate indoor marijuana growing operation in the unoccupied residence.
Police found 469 marijuana plants growing throughout both floors of the house. Each of these plants has a potential value of $1,000 when fully grown.
A second warrant was served in Rockville (in Mansfield), at the residence of Tracey and Walker.
The Parke County Department of Child Services also took the 7-month-old child of Tracey and Walker from the house.
Putnam County Sheriff's deputies executed a third search warrant at Stephen's home in Reelsville, where officials seized documents related to the investigation.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department also obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in Brazil in relationship to the investigation.
Both Tracey and Stephen face identical sets of charges in connection with the indoor marijuana growing operation. Each individual is charged with a class C felony Dealing in Marijuana over 10 Pounds, a class D felony Possession of Marijuana and a class D felony Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Walker faces two class D felony charges: Possession of Marijuana over 30 Grams and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
All three individuals have criminal histories in several counties.
Tracey served seven years with the Indiana Department of Correction for a Clay County conviction of Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Resulting in Death. The accident resulted in the death of 57-year-old Jerry Barret, Center Point. Burk and two passengers were also injured.
He was released from prison in February 2012.
Tracey's criminal history also involves several convictions and arrests in Clay, Putnam and Hendricks counties for Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, Auto Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Battery and a number of drug and firearms charges.
Stephen plead guilty to 2008 Clay County charges of Misdemeanor Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated and Misdemeanor Criminal Recklessness.
Two felony charges were dropped in the case, but Stephen later violated his probation.
Walker was convicted of Possession of Marijuana in Morgan County in 2002 and again in Clay County in 2006.