2 arrested on drug charges in Fancy Farm | Crime
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two from Fancy Farm were arrested on drug charges after deputies say they tried to avoid a highway safety checkpoint.
John Bell, 29, and Alicia Bell, 24, were charged with cultivating marijuana five plants or more first offense, trafficking in marijuana 8 oz. to <5 lbs first offense, wanton endangerment first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Alicia Bell was also charged with tampering with physical evidence after deputies say she tried to hide the marijuana while they were speaking with her husband outside in the driveway.
Graves County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested the couple, from Fancy Farm, after a late night search warrant was executed at their home located on State Rout 339 just North of Fancy Farm.
Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said that deputies and troopers were working a highway safety checkpoint near the intersection of K121 N and K339 N when one of the deputies saw a vehicle trying to avoid the checkpoint. The deputy stopped the vehicle in a driveway, which happened to be the home of the driver of the vehicle. Redmon said during the traffic stop the deputy smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small container inside the car.
Deputies got a search warrant for the home and surrounding outbuildings. According to the sheriff's department, detectives found several plastic tubs inside the home that had different types of marijuana stored in them. They say some of the plastic tubs were within reach and easily accessible to two of Bell’s infant children.
According to deputies, located in an outbuilding behind the home was a growing operation equipped with lights and ventilation. In this building, officers say they found 15 plants being cultivated.
Both were taken to the Graves County Jail. The Kentucky State Police assisted with the investigation.
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