LOGAN — Rex Hale, 29, of Versailles, Ky., was arrested in Logan County July 11 after law enforcement allegedly found marijuana growing on his property on Milkhouse Hollow Road.
Trooper S.M. Thompson, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), was reportedly acting on an anonymous tip when he went to Milkhouse Hollow Road to investigate. Thompson reports he observed a green, leafy plant he believed to be marijuana growing in a flower pot on the front porch of Hale’s residence as well as two other marijuana plants growing elsewhere on the property.
Hale is charged with a felony count of cultivation of marijuana, and if Hale is found guilty, he could be forced to spend between one and 15 years in a state correctional facility or be fined up to $25,000 or both.
Latisha Nagy, 23, of Verdunville, W.Va, was arrested July 12 on charges stemming form a destruction of property complaint in April 2015.
On April 19, 2015, Trooper R.L. Jennings, with the WVSP, received a complaint of a breaking and entering in the Mud Fork area, and Jennings reports he was able to make contact with the victim who advised Nagy had broken into his garage and caused approximately $500 worth of damage to items in his garage.
Through investigation, Jennings further reports he was able to find a witness to the alleged breaking and entering.
Nagy is charged with a felony count of breaking and entering and a misdemeanor count of destruction of property. If Nagy is found guilty on both charges, she could be forced to spend between two and 10 years in state correctional facility and pay up to $500 in fines.
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