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Man Who Grew 89 Marijuana Plants in Basement Refuses to Turn Himself In

The accused man told sheriff's deputies he would not turn himself in, but was moving back to Colorado.

St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives found 89 marijuana plants growing in a home in the Defiance area.

Scott Heining, 36, of the 2900 block of South Highway 94, was charged with producing a controlled substance, possessing marijuana and possessing drug-related items.

detectives said they were investigating Heining and served a search warrant on his home Sept. 4.

They found 89 marijuana plants in his basement, five grow lights and two air filters used to cultivate the plants, according to a task force report.

Deputies contacted Heining on his cell phone Sept. 5. He told them he would not turn himself in, but was going back to Colorado, according to the report. Heining has a crime history in Kansas and Colorado, detectives said.

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Harold Chasten September 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Missouri gave the world only two things : Harry Truman and Meth Labs. Why are these sheriffs going after marijuana? Are all the meth labs gone? So obviously political.
K OConnell September 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Sounds like you aren't much of a history boof chastizer
Harold Chasten September 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM
What? I'd respond to that if I knew what it meant...was that English?
M Brock September 17, 2012 at 08:20 PM
How can he leave the state when he was caught growing marijuana? Makes no sense! Lock him up!
Ms Jones September 19, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Legalize!!!!!

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