Man Charged With Growing Marijuana Inside Home

St. Louis County Police said a landlord contacted them about his tenant growing pot. The man lives in unincorporated St. Louis County near Eureka and Wildwood.

A man from unincorporated West St. Louis County faces charges that he grew marijuana in his home after police received a call from his landlord.

Andrew Ivanchuck, 21, of the 700 block of Diecke Road near Route 66 State Park, bordering Eureka and Wildwood, was charged March 4 with producing a controlled substance.

Prior coverage:  Controlled Substance Arrest Made of Young Eurekan

St. Louis County Police said they obtained consent to search the home following a call from the Ivanchuck’s landlord and discovered marijuana growing in the house on May 31, 2012.

Lab analysis confirmed more than 285 grams of marijuana were growing in the home, according to a court document. Police said Ivanchuck told officers he grew the marijuana for personal use.

Bail was set at $7,500.

Editor's Note:  Over time, varying documents have identified this road address as associated with different cities. We believe it officially is considered unincorporated St. Louis County, per recently contacting authorities, and are not intending to confuse anyone.

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For more crime information on Eureka-Wildwood Patch, see the following articles:

  • Wildwood Teen Charged With Intent to Sell Marijuana
  • Marijuana Charges Go Toward Wildwood Man



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