DICKSON — Police arrested a Dickson man after they found 13 marijuana plants growing at his home.
Dickson Police received a routine domestic disturbance call Saturday night that ended in the arrest of David Travis Hale, 53, after two juvenile girls at his house lead police to marijuana plants Hale had growing on the property, Dickson Police Chief David Boes said.
Boes added that Hale has cancer, and police suspect he was growing the plants for personal use in an effort to treat his cancer.
“He may have sold some, but it was mostly for medical use,” Boes said.
The two girls also showed officers where Hale, a convicted felon, kept a rifle in the home.
Hale was booked into Carter County Jail around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He faces charges of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony cultivation of a controlled substance, felony child endangerment, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hale is out on medical release so that he can receive chemotherapy.