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Benton, MO couple arrested for growing marijuana

Photo Courtesy: Scott County Sheriff's Department Photo Courtesy: Scott County Sheriff's Department
Photo Courtesy: Scott County Sheriff's Department Photo Courtesy: Scott County Sheriff's Department
BENTON, MO (KFVS) -

A Benton, Missouri couple is behind bars charged with growing marijuana.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, they arrested 57 year-old William Russell and 55 year-old Karla Russell after searching the couple's rural property.

Deputies say they received a tip saying that someone was growing marijuana on the couple's property.

Deputies got a search warrant and searched the home Monday afternoon.  They say they seized 21 marijuana plants.  Deputies say they also found vacuum packed marijuana along with drug paraphernalia, potting soil, water devices and marijuana seeds.

The Russell's have been charged with two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a control substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $50,000 each.

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