GCMS teacher arrested for cultivating marijuana

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

A Grant County Middle School teacher has been arrested for cultivating marijuana.

Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Dr. Nicholas Catey, 63, of Berry, at his home on Jan. 20.

Police said the charges stem from last fall’s marijuana eradication efforts when a fly-over of Grant and Scott counties revealed marijuana growing on Catey’s farm.

Upon investigation, police said they found a “mowed path leading to a garden where they discovered marijuana growing in buckets.”

Catey has taught special education at Grant County Middle School for 15 years.

He was placed on unpaid leave on Jan. 26 pending the outcome of the case.

Catey is scheduled to appear in Harrison County District Court on Feb. 6.

“He’s a 15-year-employee in good standing with the Grant County School District and he’s been very cooperative with us,” said Ron Livingood, Grant County’s school superintendent.

Catey was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center and released on Jan. 21 on a $1,000 bond.