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Jackson Co. deputies searching for child porn find meth lab

Richard Groshong (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Richard Groshong (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies who thought they were going to arrest a man on a child porn charge this week found a lot more when they arrived.

Deputies went to a home on Saracennia Road on Tuesday armed with a search warrant. The Attorney General's Internet Crime Against Children Task Force had information that someone there had used an internet connection to download child pornography.

When the officers arrived, they learned the homeowner had allowed Richard Dwayne Groshong to live on the property in a travel trailer in return for lawn care services. The homeowner was also allowing Groshong to use the wireless internet service.

As deputies were searching the travel trailer for computers and media equipment, they say they found an active meth lab. That's when the Jackson County Narcotic Task Force was called in with another search warrant.

Richard Groshong, 38, is charged with one count of child pornography, one count of manufacturing meth, and one count of generating waste. He's being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Facility on a $150,000 bond.

His brother was also initially arrested and charged with manufacturing meth, but those charges have since been dropped.

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