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New Haven man charged in shooting

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Marijuana discovered at shooting victim's home, authorities say

By The Staff

The victim of a shooting May 10 in Marion County is facing criminal charges after a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department investigation found marijuana plants at his residence.

Michael Chad Greenwell, 26, New Haven was indicted on charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and complicity to these charges. His mother, Karen McCubbins, 52, New Haven, also lives at the residence and was indicted on identical charges.

The marijuana plants were found after Greenwell was shot in Marion County, traveled back to his house and called EMS. The day of the shooting Greenwell was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Now, Greenwell and the suspect in the shooting, Douglas Hutchins, St. Francis, are facing drug-related charges. Shortly after the incident, Kentucky State Police indicted Hutchins for trafficking in a controlled substance and cultivating marijuana. A press release from the KSP stated that charges concerning the shooting would be brought forward at a later date.

Since the actual shots occurred in Marion County, The Kentucky State Police post in Columbia is handling the investigation, but deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the operation.

According to Commonwealth Attorney Terry Geoghegan, the charges against Greenwell and his mother stem from a police investigation that alleged when Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence, there were marijuana plants in plain view. Further investigation found 13 plants and paraphernalia including scales and rolling papers.

Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions for Greenwell and McCubbins. Their arraignment is June 3.