Crime

Opelika man and parents face trafficking in marijuana charge

Ben Wright

benw@ledger-enquirer.com

Jackson Eaves
Jackson Eaves

An Opelika, Ala., man and his parents were arrested Tuesday  after narcotics detectives found 2.2 pounds of marijuana in the 400 block of Third Avenue, police said today.

  Jackson  Penn Kitchell Eaves, 33,  was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in marijuana. His parents, Ronald Clark Eaves, 71, and Ellis Bliss Eaves, 65, were each charged with one count of trafficking in marijuana and booked into the Lee County Detention Center.

  Armed with a search warrant, narcotics detectives went to the home about 3:45 p.m. CST for unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance. At the scene, detectives were led to believe there was marijuana growing inside the house.

  They located a large amount of marijuana plants and paraphernalia used in growing marijuana. A total of 2.2 pounds of marijuana was seized during the search.

  All three residents, including Kitchell Eaves and his parents,  were charged in connection with the marijuana.

  Police estimated the street value of the marijuana at $12,000.

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