Greenwood man sentenced to probation in drug case

A Greenwood man was sentenced to more than two years on probation after a social media post showing medical marijuana led police to search his home.

In total, seven people were arrested after police searched the home in the 600 block of Park Drive in January and found marijuana, needles, paraphernalia, multiple cellphones and a gun.

Andrew Konchinsky, 26, pleaded guilty to a felony count of unlawful possession of a syringe and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for about half of that time served, along with nearly two-and-a-half years on probation, according to court records.

Investigators got a search warrant for the home after they found a social media post by Konchinsky that showed a bag of medical marijuana with the caption, “Come get it,” according to charging documents. Residents told police that multiple types of drugs were sold out of the home, and investigators had been told on multiple occasions as early as 2015 that Konchinsky was known to sell drugs.

Inside Konchinsky’s room, police found syringes and more than an ounce of marijuana. Konchinsky is the son of Steve and Julie Konchinsky, who were murdered in their Greenwood home in 2011 by a man who said he had come there to steal money and drugs. Andrew Konchinsky has prior convictions for charges including possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a synthetic drug, and served nearly a year in prison.

Police also found marijuana, paraphernalia, syringes and items used to package marijuana in other rooms of the house.

Residents Heather Matthews, 35, Dylan Gunning, 26, Brandon Mink, 23, and Chris Williams, 31, all were charged with possession of marijuana after officers found marijuana in the home that the residents said was theirs. Williams told police that marijuana, meth, cocaine and heroin were all being used and sold from the home. They are awaiting court dates.

Paula Gunning, 61, who is listed in county records as the homeowner, and David Gunning, 64, told police they knew drugs were used in the house, and Paula Gunning suspected they also were being sold from the home, according to the documents. They were charged with maintaining a common nuisance, and are also awaiting court dates, according to court records.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.