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One pleads, one free in pot case against bus driver, LaFollette

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By Beth Braden

JACKSBORO—Only one arrested after Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies confiscated 2 lbs. of marijuana last July will incur punishment after a Monday morning plea.
Christopher Otis Crabtree, along with school bus driver Melissa M. Poston, were arrested last summer after police confiscated marijuana from their South 15th Street home. They were each charged with felony possession of a schedule-VI controlled substance for resale and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies also seized $2,000, a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer and a 2005 Toyota Rav 4.
On Monday, the state announced they would not pursue charges against Poston. Crabtree, however, pleaded guilty to one count of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. He is sentenced to 11 months and 29 days of supervised probation. He also forfeited the money seized during the raid, as well as one of the vehicles.

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