Pot Charges Dropped in the Case of an Area Elected Official

The State Attorney's office has decided not to prosecute Rodney Eugene Martin on marijuana possession and intent to distribute charges.

Holmes County's sheriff deputies found several bags of marijuana within a container outside Martin's barn when they responded to a neighbor's allegation that Martin had poisoned her dog.

But the State Attorney's office says the marijuana evidence can't be used because it was within a container and not in plain view.

Holmes County sheriff’s investigators say they may ask State Attorney Jim Appleman to reconsider once other evidence comes back from the FDLE crime lab.