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An indoor marijuana grow house will cost a Beersheba Street man six months behind bars.
The man, Jesse Colton Norwood, 24, was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve six months of a five-year sentence and pay $2,750 for attempted manufacture of marijuana, possession of oxycodone and drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon during a felony.
His sentence comes after lawmen found a hydro growing farm with six plastic containers that were being used to grow marijuana in his closet. Officers also reported finding plant food, rolling papers, baggies and digital scales. They also found an SKS rifle in the same closet. He had to forfeit the weapon.
In other narcotics cases in Circuit Court:
• Kevin Patrick Stotts was instructed to serve 180 days of an eight-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs for initiating the process to manufacture meth.
• Christopher Sam White was directed to serve four days of a three-month sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs for promoting the manufacture of meth.
•Lillian Nichole Ward was given a four-year judicial diversion, must pay $2,000 plus costs and forfeit TennCare benefits for facilitating the manufacture of meth and TennCare fraud.
• Mack W. Mullican Jr., was placed on probation for eight years and must pay $2,000 plus costs for initiating the process to manufacture meth. He was ordered to serve the remainder of time he owes on his two prior meth sentences.
• Daniel Pendergraph was instructed to serve 144 days of a four-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs for initiating the process to manufacture meth.
• Jeremy Winford Campbell was given an 11-29 probationary sentence and must pay $250 plus costs for casual exchange of drugs.
• Kyle Lee Melson was given a one-year sentence and must pay $2,000 plus costs for delivery of marijuana in a school zone.