Preliminary Hearing scheduled in November for local physician charged with cultivating marijuana

A local physician appeared in court Thursday.

Dr. William Bebout of Morganfield will be back in court next month after he appeared before Union County District Court Judge Daniel Heady regarding charges of growing and possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia, all firearm enhanced.

Dr. Bebout was arrested October 7th after Morganfield Police went to his home and during a search found equipment used for an indoor marijuana grow operation, along with marijuana, drug paraphernalia and dozens of firearms, according to Officer Chad Vos.

Police indicated the investigation began as a result of some stolen road signs from Highway 666 in Morganfield and vandalism to the Welcome sign to Union County on U.S. 60 near the Henderson County line which led to the execution of a search warrant at the home of Dr. Bebout’s estranged wife, 39 year old Heather Bebout, on the morning of October 7th. Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Elder reported that during the search of her residence they found the signs along with marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with trafficking meth.

According to Deputy Elder, Heather Bebout and her boyfriend, 31 year old Daymond Duncan of Henderson, were arrested and charged with trafficking meth and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child. Heather was also charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Criminal Mischief. All the narcotic charges were firearm enhanced.

Then on October 9th, Officer Chad Vos told WMSK News that the 19 year old son of Dr. Bebout, Tyler Bebout of Morganfield, turned himself in at the Union County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with the same offenses as his father.

According to District Court records, Judge Heady scheduled a Preliminary Hearing and Dr. Bebout will appear in court on November 19th at 10:00.

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