TBI: Johnson County man indicted for marijuana operation

Frank Chiono (TBI)

A local and state investigation into a marijuana grow operation that began last month in East Tennessee has resulted in an indictment.

Frank Chiono, 56, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of manufacture of schedule VI drugs.

Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication along with Johnson County investigators investigated reports of the operation at property located in the 100 block of J. Johnson Road in Mountain City, the report said.

Chiono was released on his own recognizance.

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