February 6, 2013

Two arrested on drug charges

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A domestic dispute at one residence led to the discovery of a marijuana growing operation at another residence.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes responded to the domestic complaint on Level Green Road, 11 miles south of London, around 4:18 p.m. Friday.

 While investigating that incident, deputies learned that an indoor marijuana grow was located inside a home nearby.

On arrival there, they found 39-year-old Donnie R. Rutherford of Moberly Bend Spur Road in Keavy in possession of 20 marijuana plants and approximately 2 ounces of processed marijuana as well as lights, fans, potting soil, scales, a rifle with a scope and cash.

Rutherford was arrested on charges of cultivating in marijuana, five plants or more, first offense, and trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, first offense.

Monday morning brought the second drug-related arrest, which occurred when 56-year-old Phillip Hutton of Rough Creek Road in London, was passing through the security checkpoint entrance of the Laurel County Judicial Center at 11 a.m. Court Bailiff Andrew Lawson and Court Security Officer Donald Banks discovered suspected cocaine on Hutton. He was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. He was scheduled for a court date on Wednesday morning.

Jail records show that Hutton was just released from incarceration on Jan. 28, after serving six days in jail on a bench warrant. He also spent six days in jail in 2006 for traffic violations including DUI and being a fugitive.

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