A Crothersville man arrested last September on drug and weapon charges, was arrested again on Monday evening, Jan. 30 on additional drug charges by Crothersville Police.
Gary M. Rutherford, 47, of West Walnut Street was charged by Crothersville Office Matt Browning with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia in the latest incident.
Browning reported he was asked by Jackson County Corrections Officer James Woods for assistance during a home visit at the Rutherford residence.
Browning said that when Rutherford answered the door he seemed nervous about the visit. During a routine pat-down by the correction officer a plastic container was found in Rutherford’s shirt pocket.
Woods removed the container and asked Rutherford what was in it. Rutherford replied, “I don’t know.”
Browning said he opened the container and observed two small plastic bags with a powdery substance.
When officer Woods asked Rutherford what the substance was he replied that it was methamphetamine. “But I don’t know how it got into my pocket,” Rutherford told police. “Someone must have put it there with me knowing.”
In a search of Rutherford’s home marijuana was found under a shelf in the kitchen and rolling papers along with some marijuana seeds.
Browning reported that a metal tube with white powdery residue was found on the kitchen counter.
Rutherford was booked into Jackson County Jail at 8:40 p.m. where he is being held on a $2005 bond.
A female visitor at Rutherford’s residence was questioned but not charged with any offenses.