Sikeston couple arrested after officers find marijuana growing in home | Crime
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a Sikeston couple are in jail after the discovery of a marijuana growing operation in their home.
Darin K. Newton, 38, and Amanda D. Newton, 36, are charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and two counts each of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.
Walter said during an unrelated drug investigation, deputies received information that the Newtons were growing marijuana in and around their home in Sikeston.
He says officers got a search warrant and searched the home Wednesday morning. According to Walter, a sophisticated marijuana growing operation was located at the home and about 50 marijuana plants at various stages were seized from in around the home. Along with marijuana plants, deputies seized multiple articles of drug paraphernalia, lighting systems, ventilation systems and gardening items used to grow and cultivate the marijuana.
The Newtons are currently in the Scott County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000 for Darin Newton and $25,000 for Amanda Newton.