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POLICE: St Matthews man consults lawyer in Chicago before letting them in

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a St. Matthews man admitted to having marijuana, powder cocaine and ecstasy in his home -- but only after he consulted his attorney, who was in Chicago.

According to an arrest report, officers showed up at Vineleaf Drive, near Lyndon Lane, at the home of 29-year-old James Himel Wednesday evening. They wanted to search the house.

Himel allegedly called his attorney, who was in Chicago, and spoke with him for a brief time. After hanging up, Himel signed a consent form allowing police to search his home, and admitted to having a marijuana inside, according to the report.

Police say Himel had a "large scale" growth operation inside, but he only had 20 plants in his home at the time of the search.

Officers also allegedly found marijuana packaged up in the kitchen cabinet. Additionally, officers say they found a bag of white powder Himel said was ecstasy, a pill holder and a vial of something Himel said was powder cocaine.

Himel also allegedly had $2,000 in U.S. currency in his truck, and a two small green bags of ecstasy packaged for sale in his wallet.

He was charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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