- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27—Four people are facing charges after police allegedly found marijuana being grown at a Baxter residence.

Paul W. Curry Jr. 35, Lester Sargent, 66, Scott Sargent, 34, all of Baxter, and Abraham Hearld, 35, of Bledsoe, were arrested Saturday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Taylor Mills.

According to the citation, police received information indicating someone was growing marijuana at Sargent Drive in Baxter. Upon arrival, Miller observed Curry running behind the residence with a pot containing marijuana plants. Mills pursued Curry around the residence and watched him set the pot containing the plants behind the house. Miller located the owner of the residence, Lester Sargent, inside the residence and obtained permission to perform a search. Scott Sargent and Hearld were also inside the residence. The search produced bundles of empty cigar packs, rolling papers, and a Xanax. A total of nine marijuana plants were found outside the residence.

Curry was charged with cultivating marijuana and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

Lester Sargent was charged with cultivating marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

Scott Sargent was charged with cultivating marijuana and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent.

Hearld was charged with cultivating marijuana. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde

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