EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDeputies Say Man Arrested After Marijuana Found Growing In Backyard
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 4, 2013 9:05 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 4, 2013 9:13 AM EDT
Campbells Creek , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Campbells Creek man was arrested after Kanawha County deputies said they found marijuana plants growing in his backyard.
Joey Franklin Washington, 42, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver Monday after the STOP team from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding drug activity in the 4900 block of Campbells Creek Drive, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
The tip indicated Washington was selling drugs at his residence, the release said. The deputies went to investigate the tip and met with Washington at the front door. Deputies said Washington allowed them to search the residence and property.
In the backyard, 13 marijuana plants were located, deputies said. Some were in plastic pots while others were planted in the ground. All plants were about 4 feet tall. The estimated street value for the seizure is $26,000.
Washington was booked and taken to South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment when Magistrate Court reopened following Monday’s holiday. His bond was later set at $1,000 cash, which has since been posted.
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