Marijuana plants found after several calls to residence

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By Natasha LaFayette



Deputies who resolved a domestic dispute at 290 Lyndsay Mill Circle were soon called back to the residence in search of a person but instead found a multitude of marijuana plants.

The second call to the sheriff’s department was made because someone in the home had outstanding criminal charges, police said.

When the issue was resolved, deputies decided to search the residence, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

Detective Josh Goins was called to the Lake City residence around 2 a.m. Friday, when the owner gave permission for deputies to search, said Goins.

Brandon Harold Chapman, 25, the grandson of the homeowner, had a room in the house where he was staying, said Goins.

Deputies allegedly discovered a marijuana plant about three-feet in height growing in the closet, said Goins. Upon further investigation, about 11 smaller plants were found under the bed, Goins continued.

Along with the plants, Chapman allegedly had a half-ounce of marijuana under the bed, according to Goins.

Though Chapman was not at the residence during the search, deputies later  found him and arrested him.

Chapman faces charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.