Portia man arrested on drug, weapons charges | Crime
A Region 8 man was arrested Thursday after sheriff’s deputies discovered marijuana plants and several loaded guns at his home.
Michael Huskey, 19, of Portia was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture (marijuana), delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
Huskey was arrested after the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a concerned citizen that Huskey was selling and growing pot in his home, according to an email from Sheriff Jody Dotson.
When deputies showed up at his home, Dotson said Huskey asked what was up. When they said “you know why we are here,” Dotson reported Huskey dropped his head and said “yes.”
After he was read his Miranda rights, Dotson said Huskey “told the deputies he had been selling marijuana and also trading it for guns to make extra money.”
He then reportedly showed deputies the plants he had growing.
In addition to the marijuana, Huskey also had “several loaded firearms,” Dotson said.
Deputies also found scales and other items that Huskey reportedly used to sell and grow marijuana.
Investigators arrested Huskey and took him to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.
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