Domestic call results in find of 78 suspected marijuana plants
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Deputies made a surprising discovery earlier this week when they answered a call on a domestic situation.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, 78 suspected marijuana plants were discovered inside the home where the alleged domestic assault call was generated. The home was located in the 900 block of Keith Valley Road.

Reports indicated a female complained of an assault by a person who was supposed to be armed with a weapon. The male suspect had reportedly locked himself inside the residence and refused to let deputies inside.

After brief discussion, the suspect was then taken into custody.

As deputies began to make sure no one else was inside the house, they discovered the plants, which were in various stages of growth, according to Gault.

Detectives with the Special Investigations Unit confiscated the plants and charges are pending as investigation is continued.

n Scrap metal was reportedly taken from a property located on Old Parksville Trail.

A passer-by reported he saw a red pickup truck on the property. The witness was able to provide a license tag number to law enforcement, according to a report filed by deputy Paul Singleton.

William Dixon was listed as the property owner.

Deputies Matt Parris and Singleton made contact with the driver of the truck as he was pulling into a metal salvage business located on Highway 64.

The driver of the truck was identified as Jeffery Blair, 51, of an 8th Street address.

According to the report, Dixon was contacted and confirmed the metal, along with an antique chair had been taken from his property.

Blair reportedly told the deputies the metal had come from his sister’s property; however, Dixon was able to prove the chair that had been taken matched one which was still inside the house at the property.

Blair was arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail where he was booked on burglary and theft.