Man arrested for drug stash after calling police on neighbor

By Daniel Uria  |  Jan. 5, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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LONGVIEW, Texas, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Texas man was arrested when police found a drug stash in his home after he called to make a report about his neighbor.

Officers from Longview Police Department arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call about a resident, but were unable to make contact with the caller and discovered his back door was open.

"Officers went inside to check the welfare of anyone inside the home," police said. "When officers entered the living room of the house they located a large amount of marijuana spread out on a makeshift table."

Police found about 2.3 pounds of marijuana sealed in plastic bags and pickle jars throughout the house and contacted the Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit.

While waiting for the unit to arrive the homeowner, 62-year-old Randy Linwood, arrived home and told police he had called to report a problem he was having with his neighbor.

Police charged Linwood with possession of marijuana greater than four ounces and less then or equal to five pounds and was taken to Gregg County Jail without incident.

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