Updated: Police: Teen Had 5-Foot-Tall Marijuana Plants Growing in His Room

Adam C. Flood, 17, is being charged with distributing a controlled substance and illegal use of drug paraphernalia.

A St. Charles County teenager faces a criminal drug charge for growing marijuana in his home after the searched his home Monday.

Adam C. Flood, 17, of the first block of Charlotteridge Court in St. Charles County south of , was 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.

For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:

This article was updated Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, after an interview was done with Adam Flood. 

J. Dicks August 16, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Hey Concerned neighbor, don't presume to know what goes on in other people's houses when there are plenty of adult with children within a block of Adam that get so drunk that they slur and speak before they think on a regular basis. And where are all the responsible teens and young adults in that same neighborhood? You don't notice us because we don't drive like lunatics. I'd also like to take a moment to grin at your attitude, the quiet, concerned neighbor who just hopes it all gets sorted out. Firstly, it means you aren't doing anything. You are sitting back and looking for an opportunity to say "I told you so." so you can keep believably calling yourself a mature adult. What you are doing is sitting on the side line making judgments about people you never took the time to know personally, and that sounds like highschool. The American system has managed to keep your attitude in highschool, congrats, you are what is wrong with the country.
Wild One August 16, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I just want to know how his parents didn't know this was going on under their noses,,,,if they were to lose their home to the forfeiture law, more of them would sit up and take notice!!!!!!!
Peter August 16, 2012 at 07:46 PM
We support you Adam! Fight this all the way. Request a jury trial and try to get jury nullification.
Peter August 16, 2012 at 07:48 PM
We support you, Adam. Fight this all the way. Request a jury trial and go for jury nullification. The police (pirates) just want to control the monopoly on drug trafficking. Look up "Mena Arkansas Cocaine" "fbi la drugs gunderson"
Concerned Neighbor August 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Mr or Mrs Dicks, I am whats wrong with America? your absolutely right, I'm sure it has nothing to do with unemployed dropout punks growing pot in their mothers house. But, go ahead and blame this on "police injustice" if it makes you all feel better, they will only give you so many second chances until they are forced to do something about it.
William Braudis August 17, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I still believe that he should have grown tomatoes.
Joe Barker August 17, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I'd just like to remind everyone here to follow the terms of service: http://stpeters.patch.com/terms No profanity, real or masked, no threats, no attacks—just be a civil person.
Fred Oompahloompah August 17, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Let me try this in a different way since my last post was blocked for some unknown reason: "Who knows what goes on behind closed doors! Get used to this folks! St. Peters has allowed two tattoo parlor businesses to open and we all know what that brings to town!" The parents have been accused of not being aware of what this kid was doing but they may have been busy with their own "projects". Parents can be distracted too you know or maybe he told them it was a big "Tomato Plant"! :)
Fred Oompahloompah August 17, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Joe, lighten up Dude! Fire up a dubbie and relax! This town is going to "Hell in a handbasket" so enjoy the ride brother!
Fred Oompahloompah August 17, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Yes, I often wonder what the life span of a certain news story is and what determines that! Some stories go on for an eternity! Most are ones about celebrities saying something are doing something outrages and they do not seem to want to die (the stories)! The story on the Donald Ingerson who turned himself into the St. Louis County Police and admitting to having relations with students, thinking the statute of limitations on his crime had expired, not a peep, nothing, nada! WTF! Is he in jail? Did they drop the charges? I guess the air just left that balloon because no other victims came forward and if they did they were old ladies by now! Just not enough fuel (wood);) to keep this story going! BTW, I sent a message to one of the principles at McCluer who was one of my Facebook "friends" when this story broke! I asked her if she knew of him since he was a facultiy member during her many years as the Principle there. There was no response and she droped me as a FF like a hot rock! There are several faculty members that went to her with their concerns as a result of female students complaining about Ingerson's behavior towards them. The principle ignored the issue they had brought to her attention! I would think that in itself would warrant an investigation and keep this story alive!
Joe Scott August 17, 2012 at 03:13 AM
just added comments from Adam Flood to the article. I wanted to be fair to him, especially since he says he did not say he planned to distribute marijuana as detectives said on the probable cause statement.
Adam Flood August 17, 2012 at 05:23 PM
to the concerned neighbor. not one have you guys have ever taken the time to say hi or even wave to me as i passed. your gunna post on here anonymously, but still try to get the fact across your a neighbor. b the way, i graduated high school, i have a job, and im no punk. odds are you are one of the adults who gets drunk 3 to 4 times a week in their driveway like the 4 houses on my street that do it. then go drive around. and your gunna talk about what im doing in my home? do me a favor, come to my house so this isnt anonymous, and well talk it out and come to an understanding.
Joe August 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I don't care what you do in your own house but when you get caught don't come on here crying about the man keeping you down. If you do something that illegal and you know it is then take your punishment like a man. I’m going to bet you got caught because one of your so called friends turned you in. The cops just don’t go around looking in windows of houses. You got caught because you messed up. You pissed off the wrong person.
katie August 17, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Adam....just the amount you have will prove intent to distribute. Find something more productive to do. Whether you like it or not it IS illegal. That makes you a criminal.
Mary August 18, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Hey, who cares what it was? Kid was smart on what he said... Plants are plants! Very smart... And, you all must be very bored to get so hyped up over this kinda crap!
Mary August 18, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Not sure where all of these concerned individuls live... But, for real.. You all do have homes and/or a garage/back deck... USE THEM. We for sure enjoy ourselves after a long day, but, I don't need to see everyone night after night "garage party"... I was afraid to move to St. Peters/St. Chuck because of that sterotype- but, you've lived up to it!
Concerned Neighbor August 18, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Adam Maybe you are right, maybe I passed judgement on you without knowing you. And I cannot speak for anyone on your street, but I do know that adults who drink together X number of times a week are doing so legally. If you do not want people to know what you do in the confines of your house, then you shouldn't make it so obvious.
Fred Oompahloompah August 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM
When I first moved/shacked up in "St. Chuck/St. Peters Mary, I was living with a woman who had a nice home in the "Golden Triangle"! She worked in Clayton, working her way up the "Corporate Ladder" with a salary in the six figures $$$$$! One morning about 1:00 A.M. after and evening of dinner and dancing we ended up at a Denny's having something coffee and something to eat. She looked around at the other customers in the place and made a remark about the "St. Charles hooshers/ trailer trash" that she saw doing the very same thing we were and had probably had been doing the same things we were doing that evening and may have lived in a place and home very similar to hers! At the time I did not give it much thought but later I realized she was "the kettle calling the pot black" Just as you have in your comment. I'll bet you "PARTY" but it may not be in your garage but you are most likely doing the same thing as everyone else in "St. Peters/St. Chuck" ! No need to be afraid of it! Just move West my friend if you do not like it here! Just move West! BTW, the woman continued to climb that corporate ladder and did move west! I found some one else and stayed in "St. Peters/St. Chuck"! We will eventually have to move West because this town is slowly turning in to a North County as the dynamic here changes but that is part of what has happened to this region for decades! How far west is far enough and won't there always be "garage parties" where ever you go? Cheers!
robert bendyk August 31, 2012 at 03:11 AM
I worked with the adam he was there everyday and did his job , who cares if he smoke a little bit of weed 90 percent of the world smokes weed
matt jones September 04, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Adam, I was in Quest Day Treatment with you for awhile. And I support you all the way man. Adam was just a really trippy kid. A really good, polite kid. And he doesnt deserve this.
Mary September 05, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Wow... Calm down there... Oompa... You must have way too much time on your hands!
Fred Oompahloompah September 06, 2012 at 12:29 AM
My time is no ones concern but mine! I protect my property and family! Do not tred on me and my rights!:/
Cajun September 19, 2012 at 09:55 AM
I have to assume that 'as a teenager living at home', he may have been living with parents/parent??? Did they think he was growing a 5 foot,sterile tomato plant ????
Fred Oompahloompah September 20, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Yes! BLTs for every one. Hurry, the tomato season here is about finished! :)
Darrin Tessmer September 22, 2012 at 09:06 AM
What a waste of time and money and law enforcement..How about throw it away fools? only in the police state of St Peters...oh by the way now they have a new highway to pass out ticktes and DUIs...we wait 20 years for a road and its a harassment zone
Keepalowprofile March 25, 2013 at 01:51 PM
"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. Just so you know, Adam. You can't get tomatoes and basil from pot plants.
Matthew Morrisson April 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Legit man canada is where it is at we don't allow people like that to live here and if someway they get in ... haha they regret it :)
ZigZag May 01, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Thats bull he waz doing every thing leagel according to california helth and safty code 11362.5 its was indoor locked away. And Adam when joe posted u probably@ someone off...sorry joe drunks are always pissed and and some drunk concerned neighbor is probablythe one who pointed the finger. i say grow,smoke,eat,drink whatever you want to do with it its all natural. And never blows up, u never od and it smells so good. but for people like adam or for people like me who had tumors don't ever let someone tell u its bad for u move to california and grow up to 90 plants A yea. indoor buy weed from stores or just get it delivered at ur door then screw canada cali is where its at. ADAM how much trouble did u get in?
ZigZag May 01, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Why let the whole state of california do it then go and bust a kid for doing what at least 1. Million people are doing legally free country huh?
Tariq RiqRiq Eddington July 18, 2013 at 01:12 PM
1. How did the police know that it was going on? 2. Heroin is what is really wrong with St. Charles. It's marijuana,,, no one has died from smoking a natural plant. 3. This is the only way this corrupt city makes money... finding petty offenses and ruining someones life over it, just to make a quick buck... i guess 364 has to be paid somehow...


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