|By Drew Moody|
For the Hur Herald
Thomas Mechling, of Rosedale, apparently had some seeds growing in
his tomato patch that didn't come from Burpee's.
Mechling was arrested Tuesday by Sr. Tr. R.P. Smith and charged with
cultivating marijuana with the intent to deliver.
Police were following up on tip when the officer visited the home.
According to charging documents, Mechling admitted to having three
plants in the vegetable garden. Sr. Tr. Smith obtained verbal consent to
search the property, eventually locating a total of five plants.
The plants were seized for evidence and samples have been sent to the
State Police Crime Lab for testing.
Mechling was released on $3,000 bond.
Sgt. C.M. Alton said Friday area residents are very helpful in solving
crimes locally. "We want to make the public aware we're looking
into their concerns when they call," he said.
Anyone wishing to confidentially report a crime, or suspicious
activity, can contact the Glenville detachment of the West
Virginia State Police at 462-7101.