Pineville man arrested for cultivating marijuana
Published 10:56 am Monday, November 6, 2017
Bell County Dispatch received a call on Nov. 3 of a fight in progress on Old Jenson Hollow Road involving alcohol and multiple subjects.
Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Barnes responded to the scene and was assisted by Kentucky State Police Trooper Taylor Mills.
According to then press release, once on the scene, Barnes saw a female and two males on the porch of the residence. Both Barnes and Mills stated they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Mills then made his way to the back of the residence for safety issues and to confirm no one was attempting to flee from the home.
The police state that Barnes made contact with Henry Grubbs, 47, of Pineville and Ola Caldwell, 40, of Pineville and another unnamed male. Mills alerted Barnes that there was what appeared to be marijuana growing in the back yard of the residence and also a plant in the home sitting next to the kitchen window. When the suspects were asked about the plants, Caldwell became loud and started into the house. She was told to stop by Barnes multiple times and at one point jerked away from them heading toward a bedroom. Once Caldwell was detained Barnes noticed a large cookie tin filled with what appeared to be partially smoked marijuana cigarettes.
The police also stated that Barnes discovered a box with the lid propped open containing what appeared to be bags of marijuana in the bedroom. Upon further investigation, there was a large amount of individual sandwich baggies filled with marijuana buds, a set of scales, a tobacco grinder and rolling papers. In the back yard of the home Barnes and Mills found five marijuana plants growing. After a thorough search on the premises and in the residence, Grubbs stated all evidence collected belonged to him.
Grubbs was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with cultivating five or more plants of marijuana, possession of marijuana, trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Caldwell was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She has since been released on her own recognizance
In other police news:
• Derick Farrow, 29, of Middlesboro was arrested on Nov. 5 by Middlesboro Police Department Officer Nick Capps on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Robert Owens, 45, of Middlesboro was arrested on Nov. 4 by MPD Officer Jeremiah Johnson on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Leslie Barker, 35, of Tazewell, was arrested on Nov. 4 by Johnson on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Timothy Bolinger, 56, of Harrogate, was arrested on Nov. 4 by Capps on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, speeding 10 mph over the limit and was served two bench warrants.
• Nicholas Gray, 19, of Middlesboro was arrested on Nov. 3 by Capps on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property under $10,000 and was served two bench warrants.
Brian O’Brien of The Big One 106.3 FM WRIL contributed to this article.