A police officer handling a property line dispute allegedly observed marijuana growing outside a 72-year-old man's Kingsport home on Thursday, leading to the seizure of 13 plants and 25 bags of seeds.
David Dunne, of 717 Plantation Road, was arrested following the execution of a search warrant. A police report on the incident notes he was previously charged with manufacturing marijuana in 2007.
At 1 p.m. Thursday KPD Officer Kellen Steele was attending to a property line dispute at 713 Plantation Road. While on scene he noticed an approximately three feet tall marijuana plant growing in the backyard of a neighboring home, prompting the response of the KPD Vice and Narcotics Unit.
In approximately two hours police had obtained a search warrant for the residence. A total of 13 plants were found growing behind Dunne's home, while a search of the inside located three bags of processed marijuana, 25 small bags of seeds and drug paraphernalia.
Dunne was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, simple possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling were narcotics are used, sold, or stored. He was scheduled for arraignment Friday in Kingsport court.