A Sebastian County Sheriff’s Deputy answered a call this morning in reference to a private property accident in the 3700 block of Been Ridge Road in the Greenwood area. No one was present with the vehicle, but Deputy Nick Tuttle found a wallet in the vehicle. The identification in the wallet was for a Kyle Spoon, 23 years of age, and showed a home address in the 2600 block of Been Ridge Road.
Deputy Tuttle traveled to the home and made contact with Spoon. Spoon admitted to Deputy Tuttle that he had been in an accident earlier. Deputy Tuttle entered Spoon’s home by permission so that the report information could be filled out. Deputy Tuttle immediately noticed an odor of marijuana when he was inside the home.
Deputy Tuttle saw in plain sight a marijuana grinder and a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. Spoon was advised he was under arrest.
Spoon was taken to his bedroom to get clothing. When Deputy Tuttle entered the bedroom with Spoon he saw in plain sight more marijuana, paraphernalia, an indoor grow lamp, and multiple firearms.
A security sweep of the home found a room which appeared to be set up specifically to grow plants. Inside this room multiple marijuana plants and grow lights were discovered.
Deputy Tuttle turned the scene over to investigators from the 12th/21st Drug Task Force. A search warrant was obtained and a thorough search of the home was conducted. The search found three firearms, 7 marijuana plants, and 3.5 ounces of harvested marijuana buds.
Spoon was charged with Manufacturing a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule VI with intent to deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining Premises for Drug Sales, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms.