The accused man told sheriff's deputies he would not turn himself in, but was moving back to Colorado.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Saturday, September 15, 2012
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. Drug Task Force 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, …
The St. Louis area represents both extremes in the debate in a single week.
There's no way to avoid it. The gun control debate re-emerges with every shooting like the one on Friday morning in Aurora, CO: A man kills 12 and wounds more than 50 in a movie theater at a premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." On one end of the gun debate, Missouri Rep. John McCaherty (R-90th District), of High Ridge, is set to raffle off the civilian version of the military M16 rifle at a fundraising dinner Aug. 27. The rifle is a legally owned AR15 rifle that was given to him by the NRA. Meanwhile, on the other end of the debate over guns — legal or otherwise — only two mayors in the area have joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns: St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and University City Mayor Shelley Welsch. (It should be…