UCSO: Morganfield man cited for conspiracy to traffic marijuana

A Morganfield man was cited Thursday for conspiracy to traffic marijuana after authorities say he called 911 requesting to speak to an officer because his wife had ripped up his money to buy pot.

Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy Steinhoff reports they responded to a 911 call from 21 year old Dakota Lewellen, of Morganfield, around 4:30 p.m. Thursday who stated that his wife had ripped up the money he was going to use to buy marijuana and that he needed to speak with an officer. Prior to the arrival of officers, Deputy Steinhoff says Lewellen called back and stated that he was now in a heated argument with his wife over the torn money.

When deputies arrived on the scene, Deputy Steinhoff says they were greeted by Lewellen, who stated again, his marijuana money was destroyed by his wife. The 21 year old then reportedly asked deputies if he used tape to repair the money would someone take it. Once Lewellen repaired the money, Deputy Steinhoff indicates it was seized as evidence of his intended transaction and he was cited for Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana (Less than 8oz).

According to the local jail’s website, Deputy Steinhoff arrested Lewellen before 9:00 p.m. Thursday on a Bench Warrant for 4th degree Assault (minor injury) and he was lodged in the Union County Detention Center.

Dakota Lewellen

(Photo: Union Co. Detention Center)


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