Couple charged with trafficking in marijuana

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Third person charged with tampering

By Linda Ireland

Two people were charged March 2 with trafficking in marijuana while a third was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
According to court records, Hodgenville City Police received an anonymous tip about a large quantity of marijuana in a Shawnee Drive apartment. The tenant gave permission for police to search the residence.
Officer Robby Brownfield reported finding a green leafy substance on a dresser and two pill bottles of marijuana seeds. He found a set of electronic scales in a top dresser drawer, hidden in a Conway Twitty CD case.
Andriel McNalley, 31, and Shana Taulbe, 22, were each charged with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $2,000 cash bond upon condition of no use of alcohol or drugs.
Later that day, HPD received a second anonymous tip about more marijuana being at the apartment. The tenant again gave permission for search.
Brownfield said he witnessed Brian K. Taulbe, 26, attempting to flush marijuana down the toilet. He reported also finding marijuana in the trashcan, clothes hamper and a “two-stringed guitar.”
Brian Taulbe allegedly told Brownfield he had found the marijuana and was “trying to get rid of it.” He was charged with possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the LCDC under $9,500 cash bond and no use of alcohol or drugs.
All three will be arraigned March 9 in LaRue District Court.