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Man charged with cultivating marijuana

Anonymous • Aug 26, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Sandusky police arrested a man Monday night after he sustained a deep laceration, ran from officers and was found to have pot plants growing in his yard.

Larry Hensley, 25, of the 1300 block of Putnam St., was charged with cultivation of marijuana, obstruction and disorderly conduct.

Joshua Couts, 21, of the 1400 block of Harrison St., was also charged with obstruction, as he allegedly hindered officers' investigation.

Police were called to Hensley's home just before midnight after a relative found him intoxicated and seriously injured in his backyard, according to a police report.

But when officers arrived, Hensley allegedly hopped a fence and ran off.

Officers enlisted the help of an Erie County deputy and his police dog and searched several nearby yards. They didn't catch sight of Hensley until they were preparing to leave the area, however.

When Hensley was spotted darting between houses, officers were able to catch up with him and placed him under arrest.

Back at his home, 16 marijuana plants were found — they were each between 6 inches to about 3 feet tall, the report said.

Hensley was held without bond at the Erie County jail. 

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