By Joe P. Asher firstname.lastname@example.org
August 11, 2014
A domestic disturbance call led Harlan City Police to a residence being used as a homegrown marijuana operation Sunday.
Phillip Krol, 31, of Harlan, was arrested by Officer Britt Ross on drug charges.
According to a HPD press release, Ross and Sgt. Mike Boggs responded to a complaint at an apartment on South Main Street. While speaking with residents of the apartment, the officers noticed six marijuana plants growing in plain view.
The citation states Krol’s girlfriend, Evalyn Galloway, told police she and Krol had been arguing. Galloway said Krol ran and hid inside a closet when police arrived.
While walking through the residence, Boggs and Ross noticed what appeared to be a marijuana plant growing in a pot outside a window. The officers also found five more suspected marijuana plants growing at the residence.
The release states officers additionally found five grams of packaged and processed marijuana, digital scales, rolling papers, baggies and other drug paraphernalia commonly used for trafficking marijuana.
The citation states police located Krol inside a bathroom, and Krol told officers growing marijuana was a hobby.
Krol was charged with cultivating marijuana five plants or more, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Krol was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
The case is under investigation by Ross.
In other police activity:
• Butch Frith, 26, of Harlan, was arrested on Friday by Harlan City Police Cpl. Jeff Owens on a charge of second-degree burglary. According to the arrest warrant, Christian Holbrook claims Frith entered his apartment on July 21 and refused to leave. The warrant states Frith damaged the apartment by leaving holes in the wall. The warrant additionally states Frith assaulted Holbrook.
Frith was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent;
• Donnie Ray Dixon, 22, of Gordon, was arrested by Cumberland Police Officer Cody Bargo on Sunday. Dixon was served with an indictment warrant charging him with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance. Dixon was additionally charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.
Dixon was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,000 full cash band and a $3,000 bond secured by 10 percent.
Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161 or on Twitter #joe_hde