LETART — A Letart man has been arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana.
William L. Ingram, III, 54, was arrested by deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 6. He has since appeared in Mason County Magistrate Court where his bond was set at $50,000. As of Friday afternoon, he remained housed in the Western Regional Jail.
According to the official criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, Deputies M.L. Stewart, J. Veith and Cpl. Rhodes were dispatched to a residence at 1358 Gun Club Road in regards to an alleged altercation which occurred.
While investigating the scene, deputies observed “in plain view,” what appeared to be 25 alleged marijuana leaves, a pill bottle with 114 alleged marijuana seeds with Ingram’s name on it, scales, sandwich bags and a five-gallon white bucket with alleged marijuana leaves in it, as well as branches, according to the complaint.
After observing these items, Ingram was taken into custody.
If convicted, the penalty for cultivation of marijuana includes imprisonment in the state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than five years, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars, or both.
In other unrelated cases, the following have been arrested and booked into the Western Regional Jail this week by various law enforcement from Mason County: Cheyenne C. Roush, 27, address unreported, breaking and entering. David C. Wilson, 48, address unreported, burglary. Robin L. Zuransky, 47, address unreported, capias. As of Friday evening, Roush, Wilson and Zuransky all remained housed at the Western Regional Jail.
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