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Amish Man Arrested With 25 Pounds Of Marijuana

Lawrence County, Tennessee, police seized the weed from the residence of an Amish man, Chris Appleby, 33

Daily Mail

Lawrence County, Tennessee, police seized 25 pounds of marijuana from the residence of an Amish man on Monday, reports WSMV.

Officers arrested Chris Appleby, 33, after they executed a search warrant in his home, according to police.

Besides the 25 pounds of Cannabis found in two separate outbuildings, police said they also seized guns and cash.

They arrested Appleby and, “without incident,” threw him in the Lawrence County Jail.

Cops charged him with “Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Possession of Schedule VI for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Alternation of Serial Numbers,” according to the cops.

Weed Stored In Glass Jars, Plastic Containers, Plastic Bags

A picture of the stash provided by the Sherriff’s office shows the weed stored in several glass jars, larger plastic containers and plastic bags, reports the Daily Mail.

Cultivating hemp has become popular among farmer communities like the Amish, according to the newspaper. But unlike its fellow Cannabis sativa cousin marijuana, hemp has almost no THC.

Hemp cultivation is legal in Tennesse. But marijuana is illegal in the conservative state, both for medical and recreational purposes. 

Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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