For immediate release: Apr 27, 2010 12:00:00 EST
Posted by: [ISP]
Contact: Sergeant Rod Russell
Phone: 800-761-2985 (within Indiana) 765-369-2561 (outside Indiana)

Father and Son Arrested for Growing Marijuana

Indiana State Police and the Muncie Drug Task Force arrested a Muncie father and son yesterday afternoon for growing marijuana.

Senior Trooper Ron Halbert Jr., marijuana eradication coordinator for the Redkey District, received information from the Muncie Drug Task Force that David L. Deavers, age 58, and David A. Deavers, age 32, both of 8110 North State Road3 Muncie, Indiana were growing marijuana at their home.

Halbert Jr. obtained a search warrant from Delaware County Circuit Court 3 yesterday for the residence, and located 38 large marijuana plants and an active indoor grow operation in the basement.

Trooper David Shepherd arrested David L. Deavers at his place of employment, and David A. Deavers was arrested by officers at the residence.

Both were preliminarily charged with cultivating marijuana over 30 grams, and maintaining a common nuisance, both class "D" felonies. The Deavers' were taken to the Delaware County Jail and held on $10,000.00 bond each.

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