Men indicted on illegal cultivation of marijuana and other charges

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two men are indicted for allegedly growing marijuana in an indoor grow operation.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office released a special grand jury report Friday which showed the indictment of Thomas Betz and Michael Dorley.

In May, the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force served a search warrant at the Dayton and Springboro residences.

Police released little detail about the arrests but did say the expect to charge them with cultivation, trafficking, and possession of marijuana.

READ MORE: 3 arrested in marijuana growing bust

A special prosecutor is set to handle this case because Betz’s father, Ken Betz who is a Bulter Township Trustee and a former Montgomery County Regional Crime Lab Director.

A grand jury indicted Thomas Betz and Dorley Friday on Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity and other charges.

Thomas Betz and Dorley are set to be arraigned November 16. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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