tip leads to marijuana arrest
Tpr. Chris Howell of the Indiana State Police recently received
an anonymous tip of marijuana growing at 8811 E CR 700N near Milan.
On Tuesday morning troopers from the ISP Versailles Post did an
open field search and located several marijuana plants
on the property. The troopers then made contact with the renters
of the property, Gregory Scott Ruble, 34 and Christina L. Bowling
also 34. The investigation revealed approximately 427 marijuana
plants growing on the property and a subsequent search of the house
revealed other evidence of a marijuana growing operation.
Ruble was arrested and charged with Cultivating Marijuana (over
30 grams) a Class D Felony, Possession of Marijuana (over 30 grams)
a Class D Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance a Class D Felony,
and Habitual Traffic Violator (Lifetime Suspension) a Class C Felony.
Ruble was taken to the Ripley County Jail where he is being held
pending an initial hearing.
Christina L. Bowling was not arrested, however charges are pending
The investigation is being led by Tpr. Chris Howell who is being
assisted by several other troopers from the Versailles District.
This is the time of year when marijuana growers are busy. With the
lack of rainfall so far this year, growers may be more active than
usual trying to irrigate their plants. Anyone with information on
a marijuana growing operation or any other suspected criminal activity
are encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000
or (800) 566-6704. Callers can also report suspected marijuana growing
operations to the Indiana State Police Marijuana Tip Hotline at
(888) 873-1694. Callers can remain anonymous.