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Deputies recover 2 pounds of marijuana, arrest local bus driver, 2 others

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By The Staff

 LaFOLLETTE—Three people—including a local bus driver—were arrested on drug charges Monday after sheriff deputies recovered large amounts of marijuana at a 15th Street residence.

Prompted by several complaints, Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins said a weekend investigation eventually led to the arrests of school bus driver Melissa M. Poston, 41, and Christopher O. Crabtree, 35, both of 710 S. 15th St. The pair were charged with felony possession of a schedule- six drug for resale and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested was Bobby Giles, 60, of 307 Forks Grove Road.

Giles was charged with felony possession of a schedule-six drug and failing to signal during a traffic stop near the S. 15th Street address.

After searching the home, Sgt. Darrell Mongar and his K-9 drug-searching partner, Dano, reportedly uncovered nearly two pounds of a pressure-packed green leafy substance, which is believed to be marijuana. During the investigation, more than $2,000 was seized in connection with drug dealing, according to deputy reports.  Authorities also confiscated two vehicles, including a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer and a 2005 Toyota Rav 4.

“We take complaints and concerns from citizens very seriously and appreciate the public’s help, input and information,” said Sheriff Robbie K. Goins. ”I am surely pleased that we were able to get drugs off the streets and keep them out of the hands of our community’s young people. Our team works to investigate these complaints daily and we will continue these types of investigations, wherever in Campbell County they are, as long as we are able to breath and I am the sheriff. If successful in the seizure of these vehicles and money, we will be able to continually provide resources for our anti-drug related programs and other matters.”