Man Arrested by Fish & Wildlife Resources While “Looking for Rocks”


A Richmond man was arrested recently by a Fish & Wildlife Resource Officer after he and a female accomplice were observed walking in Red Lick Creek.

When approached by the official, 54 year-old Tony Pearson was “apparently looking for rocks”. Pearson reportedly admitted to possessing marijuana when asked if he had anything on his person that the officer would need to know about.

A small bag of marijuana and a deer antler pipe was presented to the official before a body search was conducted. During the search, a bag containing suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe were allegedly located by the officer.

According to the arrest citation, Pearson then claimed that the jacket and suspected methamphetamine did not belong to him.

Pearson was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.