On August 27, 2013 a call came into the Perry County Sheriff’s Department dispatch from a bank teller advising that she (the teller) had just received a call from Charles Edelman in reference to Mr. Edelman making threats and telling her that he was going to “blow his brains out”. Inv. John Nichols, U.S. Forestry officer Hugh Davis, and I responded to Mr. Edelman’s residence located at 37 Colorado Drive Perryville; Perry county. Upon arrival, Inv. Nichols made contact with a white male who answered the door and later identified as Charles Edelman (DOB 11-03-66). Mr. Edelman at first denied calling the bank but finally admitted that he had. Mr. Edelman advised that he had just been upset about overdraft charges on his bank account but did not intend to hurt himself. Inv. Nichols asked Mr. Edelman if he had any weapons in his residence in which Mr. Edelman replied “no”. Inv. Nichols asked Mr. Edelman if we could check his residence to make sure that there were no weapons for the officer’s safety and his safety in which Mr. Edelman replied “yes”. Mr. Edelman advised that he would have to put his four (4) German shepherds in the back yard and entered his residence to do so then came back to the front and allowed us inside his residence. U.S. Forestry officer Davis and I looked inside Mr. Edelman’s bedrooms in places that a firearm could be kept while Inv. Nichols talked with Mr. Edelman. In the second bedroom, which is entered from the kitchen, I looked in the closet and observed items I recognized as growing equipment that is commonly used to grow Marijuana sitting in plain sight to include. Inv. Nichols asked Mr. Edelman about the items and Mr. Edelman advised that he had brought the equipment from North Carolina where he was growing Marijuana. Inv. Nichols asked Mr. Edelman if he was planning on growing Marijuana at his present residence which Mr. Edelman replied that he had thought about it so he could make money but then decided he might sell the items. The items were photographed in place and removed by Inv. Nichols. Mr. Edelman was placed in custody and transported to the Perry County Detention Center without incident.
Mr. Edelman was charged with two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and is being held at the Perry County Detention Center on a $5,000.00 cash or professional bond.