Tyrone police allegedly spy tub of pot through window

Campbell arrested on drug charges

A Tyrone man faces charges after police allegedly saw a tub of marijuana though a window of his apartment.

John D. Campbell, 56, was arrested Sunday night at his home at 718 Washington Ave., after a Tyrone police officer, who had stopped by to speak with Campbell at the request of a police department in Maryland, noticed the large, white tub sitting on a bed a few feet from the front window.

The officer noted in the charges that the tub looked to have marijuana in it, but no one was home at the time, which was about 4:40 p.m.

According to the charges, Tyrone police returned about 8:30 p.m. to attempt to contact Campbell a second time. Officers could see Campbell through the front window, and he was asked to go to the door. It was then that Campbell allegedly tried to hide the tub of suspected marijuana under the bed.

Police told Campbell to leave the tub on the bed, and when he answered the door, officers seized the container. Police remained at the home with Campbell while a search warrant was sought. About 9:30 p.m., police arrested Campbell and searched the residence about 11:30 p.m.

According to police, the tub contained 1.6 pounds of marijuana, and more marijuana weighing about 13 ounces was found in seven Mason jars, two sandwich bags and a plastic container designed for food storage. Police also found four stalks of marijuana plants weighing 9 ounces that were nailed to the rafters in the attic.

Campbell posted the 10 percent of $25,000 bail after his arraignment Monday on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

A preliminary hearing in Tyrone District Court is slated for Dec. 11.

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