2 arrested for growing marijuana
by Martha Sparks
During the recent West Virginia State Police marijuana eradication, one local person’s pot field was spotted by a WVSP helicopter on August 15 which resulted in an arrest.
Susie Lynn Whitt, 25, of Chapmanville, was arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana x10 and possession of a controlled substance by WVSP Tpr. R.E. Stowers.
According to the criminal complaint, the helicopter spotted the marijuana growing in an open field behind Whitt’s residence. When Stowers spoke with Whitt, who is the owner of the field, she reportedly verbally admitted to having pills in her pocket. When Stowers searched Whitt, he found six Hydrocodone pills in a silver container.
Whitt was arraigned in Magistrates Court on September 17. She was released on a $5,000 bond.
WVSP Tpr. J.G. Honaker reports that during the patrol on September 3, he spotted the five plants growing in Scott Lukacs’ front yard at Bradshaw Hollow Road in plain view of the road.
Lukacs, 33, was arraigned on September 17 in Magistrates Court. He was released on a $5,000 bond.
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