Kirsten Mustain

Grove Sun

Grove Police made several drug arrests last week, according to reports.

An anonymous tip led Detective Lt. Mark Sheridan and Detective James Highley to a “large marijuana plant” and a repeat offender last Wednesday, September 16th.

Glenn Beverly, 58, of Grove was taken into custody Wednesday after officers discovered a marijuana plant growing in a white bucket in his yard, fully visible from the street, Police Chief Mark Morris reported.

Beverly, who had been arrested by Grove Police in the mid-19990s for the same offense, said he had been growing the plant for approximately eight months and was fertilizing it with Miracle Grow.

“This is a great example of the best way to combat crime,” Morris noted. “We are most effective as a police force when we are able to work together with the community.”

On Sunday, September 13th, Grove officers arrested George Russell Miller, 20, of Afton, for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Officers stopped Miller’s vehicle after seeing him throw trash in the McDonalds parking lot, according to the report.

The reports said that officers asked Miller if they could search his car after spotting a black hat with marijuana leaves on it in the seat.

During the search, the report said, Sgt. Wes Stephenson found a black box containing a green leafy substance along with seeds and rolling papers.

Miller was arrested without incident.

Another man was arrested Friday, September 11th, after officers found him and another man sitting in a car with an expired plate at the Patricia Island boat ramp.

Timothy Lee Earp, 21, Grove, was arrested after officers spotted a baggy full of marijuana in the floor of the vehicle he was sitting in.