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January 17, 2014

Man arrested for marijuana

CORBIN — Deputies responding to one complaint in Corbin ended up arresting a neighbor.

Knox County Sheriff John Pickard explained that on Tuesday, deputies Claude Hudson and Rick Frederick were dispatched to Hancock Avenue to investigate a theft complaint.

Pickard said that while the two deputies were attempting to find that residence, they made face-to-face contact with a neighbor — 59-year-old George Meadors, of Corbin.

Frederick and Hudson reported both could detect a strong smell of marijuana emanating from Meadors — and proceeded to question him about it.

Deputies continued their investigation after talking with Meadors, Pickard said.

A search of Meadors’ home led deputies to allegedly uncover two indoor marijuana growing systems as well as finished, process marijuana.

Deputies seized the drugs and the materials, and arrested Meadors.

He was jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under an unknown bond.

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