Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Lawyer: Pair didn't sell pot

By Sheila McLaughlin
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LEBANON — A defense lawyer Monday disputed police claims that the adult son and daughter-in-law of a Warren County commissioner were selling the marijuana they are charged with growing on their property.

        Attorney William Kaufman acknowledged that Steven and Tommie “Lynn” Crisenbery had marijuana plants in their yard and basement, and bags of pot in their home.

        Police raided the property Thursday following a three-month investigation.

        “But I dispute the amount the state claims they had in their possession, and I don't think there was any sale here,” Mr. Kaufman said at the Crisenberys' arraignment in Municipal Court.

        Mr. Crisenbery, son of Commissioner Larry Crisenbery, is charged with cultivation of marijuana and preparation of drugs for sale, both felonies. Mrs. Crisenbery faces a felony charge of complicity to cultivation of marijuana.


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