A lot of lines have been cast at Catfish Paradise on Ohio Route Seven over the years. And, when the property was sold by its previous owner 16 months ago, it looked like the fishing would continue. But callers to WTAP over the weekend noticed the property has been closed. And officials tell us that's the end result of an indictment on drug charges of its owner, Leonard Barnhouse. "The forfeiture was count 29 (of the indictment)," says Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, "and that involved the location of the catfish pond, valued at $150,000." The sheriff's department was involved only at the request of federal officials, who had directed the forfeiture of Catfish Paradise and other property Barnhouse owned. "We secured the residence," Sheriff Mincks recalls, "and the federal agents from Columbus arrived at the scene, and they participated in the search." It isn't certain when the business actually closed. Federal officials we contacted said it was through a court foreclosure proceedure which wrapped up some time this summer. Throughout the years, Catfish Paradise was the site of numerous group fishing outings and fund-raising activities. It's not known if the property will re-open.