Macon County Chronicle

Couple Charged with Drug Manufacturing; 500 Marijuana Plants Confiscated

Thirty-one-year-old Chris Paul Stinnett, and his wife, 34-year-old Kellie Lynette Stinnett, both of 1868 West Stinson Rd. in Westmoreland, were arrested on charges of drug manufacturing by officers at the Macon County Sheriffs Department on Thursday, July 17.

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, over 500 marijuana plants, belonging to the couple, were found in three separate locations; Macon County, Westmoreland and the Fountain Run, Ky., area.

“What happened is… we worked a joint investigation with the Westmoreland Police Department because the same subjects were also growing marijuana in Westmoreland,” he said. “There are also around 200 plants in Fountain Run, Kentucky. We got close to 500 plants in all three places.”

“We were working an investigation with Westmoreland because we knew that they had been growing plants in Sumner and Macon Counties,” Gammons added. “We found out where it had been growing around here, and then it led to about 200 plants in Kentucky. The Kentucky State Police took it from there.”

The confiscated plants once located in Macon County were burned by police at the Macon County Sheriffs Department.
Both Chris and Kellie Stinnett are being held at the Macon County Sheriffs Department on $25,000 bond and face a General Sessions Court date of July 23.