A St. Charles County teenager faces a criminal drug charge for growing marijuana in his home after the St. Charles County Drug Task Force searched his home Monday.
Adam C. Flood, 17, of the first block of Charlotteridge Court in St. Charles County south of St. Peters, was charged Tuesday with intent to distribute a controlled substance and illegal use of drug paraphernalia.
Drug Task Force detectives said they found six marijuana plants growing in Flood’s bedroom and an upstairs room, along with grow lights and other cultivating material. Some of the plants were more than 5 feet tall, according to the report.
Detectives reported that Flood told them he planned to sell them for profit.
However, Flood told Patch that he did not say he intended to sell or distribute the marijuana.
"I admitted the plants were mine, but I never said I planned on distributing or selling anything—whether it was tomatoes or basil or whatever I get from those plants," Flood said.
He also did not acknowledge they were marijuana plants, he said.
Detectives also reported finding several pipes with marijuana residue.
Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.
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This article was updated Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, after an interview was done with Adam Flood.
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