Pot bust made
An eradication helicopter located marijuana growing outside a residence on Grassy Creek Road last Thursday, leading to the arrest of one man, John Gregory Herring
An eradication helicopter located marijuana growing outside a residence on Grassy Creek Road last Thursday, leading to the arrest of one man, John Gregory Herring. Herring has been charged with manufacturing marijuana as well as the unlawful carrying of a weapon.
According to the police report, Polk County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Matt Price and other eradication authorities went to the residence to find Herring was armed with a handgun. Verbal commands were given to drop weapon and get on the ground. Price made entry through the gate and retrieved the handgun, a Colt 1911 45 ACP loaded with 7 rounds.
The report said marijuana plants were growing in buckets in plain view outside the residence. Detective Keith Barker arrived on scene and received consent to search the residence. Detectives Jason Waters and Josh Stroud were also on scene. According to the report, when Waters asked him about the plants, Herring said it was for personal use and he was only doing an experiment. Barker reported he was told the same thing.
While searching the residence, one plant was found hanging from a rafter drying and four other plants were laying in the floor. A deep fryer strainer was allegedly located in a rafter that contained loose marijuana leaves. According to the report, Herring stated they were male plants he cut because they don’t produce good plants.
28 plants were located outside the residence with a total of 33 plants at the residence. A 50 lb bag of miracle grow potting soil and an empty bag of miracle grow soil were also found. The report said eight guns were seized, all loaded.
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