UK employee arrested after house catches fire, police find marijuana plants inside

A UK employee was arrested Monday on charges of growing marijuana in her home.

Lexington Police found 75 marijuana plants in the home of the Center on Drugs and Alcohol Research Community Based Service Manager Tracey Lynn Ellerbe after the Lexington Fire Department responded to a fire at Ellerbe’s home at 611 Longview Drive, the police report said.

According to the police report, Ellerbe said she was growing the plants for personal use and agreed to let officials search her house.

Ellerbe was released from the Fayette County Detention Center Monday after paying 10 percent of $2,500 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court again Nov. 16.