September 3, 2014
An anonymous tip last week led to the arrest of one man after officers found eight marijuana plants growing outside his trailer in Seligman. Kenyon Ray Johnson, 60, was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Johnson is currently held in the Barry County Jail in lieu of $17,087 bond.
According to Sheriff Mick Epperly, Deputies Chris Hutson and Alvin Zabala were dispatched to assist Seligman Police Officer Ray Earnest to investigate a tip made regarding a drug operation. Epperly stated, “When they arrived on the property, Johnson had the marijuana plants just growing right there by the trailer.” Officers confiscated eight plants that were each seven to nine feet tall during the search on Wednesday, August 27, around 10 p.m.
Once officers received consent to search the residence on Fair Street in Seligman, they also found several marijuana pipes in Johnson’s bedroom. He was found to be in possession of two glass pipes that field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine, as well. Johnson has a previous criminal history.