An early Sunday morning call results in a drug arrest and other felony charges

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reported that his office received a call of a domestic around 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning on Summer's Drive in Left Poor Valley. After officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, they were told that Anthony Rivers had come to the residence and started an argument over fishing poles. Rivers brandished a firearm and a knife.

Parsons said officers located Rivers at his residence where he gave them consent to search the residence. Officers found bags of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and 22 marijuana plants outside the house.

According to Sheriff Parsons, Anthony Rivers, age 37, of 427 Summer Dr. Pennington Gap was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of firearm while attempting to manufacture marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 counts assault and battery, brandishing a firearm, and threatening to harm a witness.

Rivers is being held in the Duffield Regional Jail without bond and was arraigned Monday in the Lee County General District Court. Sheriff Parsons also commended his Officers Capt. Mike Reynolds, Deputy Roger Gates and Pennington Gap Police Officer Nathan Kennedy for their work on the call.

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