Arrest follows discovery of indoor grow operation

Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

An Albany man was arrested last week after a multi-agency investigation and search revealed an indoor marijuana growing operation at his Duvall Valley home.

According to Autumn Meredith-Scruggs, a spokesperson for the Kentucky State Police, David Stonecipher, 69, of Albany, was arrested and charged with the Cultivation of Marijuana over five plants, and Trafficking in Marijuana Over Five Pounds.

The arrest came after authorities executed a search warrant at Stonecipher’s home located at 468 Duvall Creek Road in the Duvall Valley Community.

According to a press release issued last week, that search of the home yielded an indoor marijuana growing operation, in addition to 48 marijuana plants that were growing outside.

The search also resulted in the discovery and confiscation of four pounds of processed marijuana, along with $8,494 in U.S. currency.

Stonecipher was lodged in the Clinton County jail, and was later released after posting a $5,000 secured bond.

Involved in the investigation were the Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement, Kentucky State Police Area Task Force, Kentucky State Police Post 15, Albany Police Department and the HIDTA Area Drug Task Force.