, Corbin, KY

Local News

February 4, 2013

Laurel indoor pot operation found

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Complaints concerning a domestic situation led to a drug arrest Friday.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes were dispatched to a residence on Level Green Road south of London.

They were sent to investigate a domestic violence report.

In the course of their investigation, Poynter and Grimes uncovered information concerning an indoor marijuana-growing operation located in a nearby mobile home.

That discovery brought Detective Jason Back to the scene. Inside the residence, law enforcement found 20 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. Along with the plants, they seized two ounces of “processed” marijuana, lights, fans, potting soil, a rifle with scope, scales and an undetermined amount of cash.

Back arrested 39-year-old Donnie R. Rutherford, of Keavy. He faces charges of cultivating five plants or more of marijuana, first offense, and trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, first offense.

Text Only
Local News
Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter