The director of Warren County Animal Control faces charges after marijuana was found growing behind on county property behind the animal shelter on Paws Lane.
Tammy Webb was arrested Monday evening following a grand jury indictment on charges relating to the manufacture, delivery and sale of marijuana.
Her arrest follows her son's arrest four weeks ago when deputies confiscated 36 marijuana plants found in the woods.
Sheriff Jackie Matheny said text messages between Webb and her son, Jonathan Ewell Smith, led to the indictment.
Sheriff Matheny said his investigators discovered Webb allegedly purchased the garden hoses found in the marijuana field along with potting soil surrounding the plants.
"Those were all used as a part of our investigation in bringing charges on her," Sheriff Matheny told Nashville's News 2.
Webb was placed on a two week paid administration leave on July 12 after she admitted to County Executive John Pelham that she hired her son to do work at the shelter.
"So that in itself is a very serious situation, when you have an unauthorized individual there at the facility working," said Pelham.
On July 30, Pelham put Webb on a two week unpaid suspension while the investigation was underway.
"The grand jury indictment is a very, very serious issue. They are not going to hand down that indictment unless there is very clear and serious allegations against someone," Pelham said.
He stressed Webb is innocent until proven guilty but said she will appear before the Warren County Health and Welfare Committee on August 14. Committee members will decided whether or not she continues in the capacity as director of animal control.
Tammy Webb was released on bond but Jonathan Smith is still in the Warren County jail.