No Bond For Campbell, Greene; More Charges Filed
Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:52 pm
Accused pot growers Gerry Campbell and Marilyn Green, who turned themselves in to authorities at the Cannon County Sheriff's Department Thursday afternoon after being on the run for 10 days, will be held without bond at least until their next court hearing.
"They (Campbell and Greene) walked through the front door and turned themselves in," confirmed Sheriff's Detective Captain Charlie Wilder. "Apparently they had found out there were a lot of people looking for them."
The pair, who were charged with operating an elaborate marijuana growing operating under their home in late August, missed a court date on Sept. 15 before General Sessions Judge Susan Melton.
Judge Melton revoked their bonds, which totaled $46,500, and issued a capias for their arrest. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued over emergency communications airways earlier today when they were reportedly spotted in a black Mustang.
The additional charges include failure to appear, one count each. Both are also charged with manufacturing marijuana (over 100 plants), being found in possession of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing drugs.
Detective Wilder said that in his experience investigating marijuana growing operations, the amount being grown by Campbell and Greene under their Bony Ridge Road home was not for personal use.
Official believe that the pair were out of state while they were on the run from authorities.
They are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.