Man faces drug charges after house fire

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – What started as a house fire in Daviess County on Tuesday night ended with a man in jail on drug possession charges.

Darrin Gerteisen, 53, is charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana, along with charges of possessing meth and drug paraphernalia.

Firefighters responding to the fire in the 5000 block of Free Silver Rd. near Philpot said they found several marijuana stalks in a part of the home that didn’t catch fire.

Deputies said they found pipes with meth residue and other items once the fire was put out.

Firefighters said Gerteisen told them the fire may have been the result of a possible grease fire.

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(This story was originally published on November 12, 2019)

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