Bedford Man Arrested On Battery And Marijuana Charges

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested Thursday night after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers answered a 911 call about a physical domestic fight in the 100 block of Sunny Acres Drive.

When police arrived they found a male laying on the floor and bleeding from the mouth. The male told police he had been kicked in the mouth and other areas by his brother, 34-year-old Joshua Blackwell.

Joshua Blackwell

Blackwell told police he “beat the brakes off him” because of statements he made about his wife.

Police said both men were highly intoxicated.

“During the investigation, several items were observed inside the home indicating the use of marijuana,” said Chief Deputy Aaron Shoults. “Blackwell was arrested and transported to jail on charges of battery and possession of marijuana. The victim was treated on the scene by medical personnel but was not transported.”

Officers obtained a search warrant from Judge John Plummer III for the home.

A short time later Alexis Greene, who also lives in the home, arrived on the scene and was asked to stay in her vehicle.

“The search revealed raw marijuana, a marijuana plant, several items associated with the use of the drug, and cultivation of marijuana, items associated with the packaging and distribution of marijuana, two long guns and a white powder that field-tested positive for barbiturates,” said Chief Deputy Shoults.

Police seized a large marijuana plant, multiple glass smoking devices, a wooden box containing a smoking device, approximately 1.3 ounces of marijuana, three digital scales, multiple clear plastic baggies to package marijuana, two metal grinders, a Braztech single-shot .410 gauge shotgun, a Savage model 93 .22-caliber rifle, a wooden box containing $60.55, two containers containing marijuana, rolling papers, a notebook containing the written record of care and maintenance of marijuana plants, a plastic baggy containing barbiturates, a container with THC wax and buds hanging in a closet drying.

Blackwell is facing charges of battery, possession of marijuana, growing or
cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance with an enhancing circumstance while in possession of a firearm and in the presence of a juvenile under
eighteen years of age.

Alexis Greene was released at the scene pending review of a probable cause affidavit for a warrant on the charges of possession of marijuana, growing or cultivating marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and possession
of a Schedule III controlled substance with an enhancing circumstance while in possession of a firearm and in the presence of a juvenile under eighteen years of age.

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