The Christian County doctor accused of growing and selling marijuana from her home will have her case heard by a grand jury.
Hopkinsville attorney Sands Chewning is representing 58-year old Gloria Staples of 15253 North Madisonville Road and said he would waive a preliminary hearing in district court to allow a grand jury to decide if there is enough evidence to proceed to a potential trial.
Doctor Staples was arrested February 11th after a search warrant allegedly turned up a “grow room” with more than five marijuana plants in the upstairs of her residence.
The doctor who operates a practice on North Drive faces charges of trafficking in marijuana, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police allege they found rolling papers, bongs and pipes in addition to the marijuana.