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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