Three men were arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court Friday on multiple drug-related charges after police found 66 marijuana plants growing in a home on Tolman Creek Road following a drug sting on the Plaza.

Three men were arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court Friday on multiple drug-related charges after police found 66 marijuana plants growing in a home on Tolman Creek Road following a drug sting on the Plaza.

Five other men were also arrested and charged, police said.

Ashland police and Jackson County sheriff's deputies found the plants at 975 Tolman Creek Road, about a tenth of a mile from Bellview Elementary School, late Thursday afternoon. Police also collected about two pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms, more than three pounds of processed marijuana, a small amount of hashish, a rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and two spare magazines and a couple thousand dollars in cash, Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness said.

Police also found digital scales, packaging materials, drug ledgers, price sheets and lights used to grow the plants inside the home, Holderness said.

Alexander Duffy, 23, was arraigned on charges of manufacture and delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana, frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and manufacture and delivery of psilocybin. Duffy remained in Jackson County Jail on $114,000 bail Friday afternoon.

James Fulwiler, 62, was charged with delivery and manufacture of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana and failure to report as a predatory sex offender. Fulwiler remained lodged in jail on $65,000 bail.

Jonah Michael Shore, 27, pleaded not guilty to a charge of frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and remained in jail on $4,000 bail. Hearings for the men are tentatively scheduled for late next week.

Michael Shane Hardison, 32, was charged with delivery and manufacture of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used. Christopher M. Callahan, 26, Torin E. Eggers, 25, Mark Hillson, 30, and Robert Wayne Hoeksema, 34, were lodged in jail and later released on a charge of frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

An undercover officer made several purchases of marijuana on the Plaza Wednesday as part of a joint operation between Ashland police and the Jackson County Narcotics Enforcement Team. After purchasing marijuana twice from a 17-year-old, police followed him to the Tolman Creek home, Holderness said.

The juvenile was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, manufacture of marijuana and two counts of delivery of marijuana. He remains in juvenile detention and a hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Police secured a search warrant for the house and arrested seven men who were at the home. An eighth suspect, Fulwiler, was later found and arrested, police said.