Police bust in-door marijuana growing operation in Stoddard Co.

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - Police in Stoddard County have busted an in-door marijuana growing operation.

Michael Scott Colove, 31, of Dexter is charged with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance. All but the last charge carries a Class B felony, and the last charge carries a Class C felony.

Police say they carried out a search warrant at Colove's residence on Arrowhead Drive around 11:30 a.m. on March 24, 2011, and found an in-door marijuana growing operation in the master bedroom closet.

In the closet were six marijuana plants, grow lights, a black daytime book and several plant growing paraphernalia, according to Detective Cory Mills.

Police say during the search, a plastic bag containing several blue and yellow pills identified as Clonazepam and Alprazolam were found. Also, police say they found marijuana in a drawer and drug paraphernalia items on a nightstand.

Casey Bone, 24, and Janey Stoner, 22, were at the residence at the time of the search, according to Mills.

Police say Bone was given a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and was released. Stoner was given a summons for possession of a controlled substance and was released, according to Mills.

Bone and Stoner identified Colove's room, according to police and where the in-door operation was found in his bedroom, said Mills.

According to the probable cause statement from police, Colove has multiple prior felony convictions and/or pleas of guilt.

Colove's was behind bars with a cash only bond of $75,000.

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