A complaint alleging marijuana plants were being grown in Rio Vista resulted in the arrest of a Loyall man on Thursday.
Brandon Webb, 28, was arrested at approximately 9:30 p.m. by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford on charges including cultivating marijuana.
According to the citation, police received a report of marijuana plants behind a Fifth Street residence in Rio Vista. The plants were located near an area where children play. When police arrived, two marijuana plants could be seen in plain view behind the residence. Alford spoke to the resident of the home, who had no knowledge of the plants. He then spoke to Brandon Webb, who lives in a residence across the street. A cut marijuana plant was found behind Webb’s porch. Webb told police the marijuana belonged to him. Webb said he planned on selling the pot. Police obtained permission from Webb to search his residence. Inside the residence behind a wall police located a baggie of green leafy substance, a jar of green leafy substance and rolling papers, multiple bottles containing different types of pills and a packet labeled zubsolv and a billfold containing $150 cash. A picture of Webb posing with marijuana plants was also discovered.
Webb was charged with cultivating marijuana, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in legend drugs, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and buy/possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
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