Deputies find 21 pot plants at Seligman home

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

27-year-old man facing manufacturing, resisting arrest charges

A Seligman man has been arrested after Barry County Sheriff's Deputies allegedly found 21 marijuana plants on Tuesday at a home on Highway 112 in Seligman.

Leroy Stockton, 27, of Seligman, is charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He is being held in the Barry County jail on a bond total of $19,600.

According to a probable cause report filed by Barry County Det. Terry Meek, the sheriff's office received an anonymous tip of a man allegedly growing marijuana plants in the back yard of a home in Seligman.

When deputies arrived, a man took off running from a truck in the back yard. According to a probable cause report filed by Det. Doug Henry, the man was identified as Stockton and ordered to stop. Henry gave chase and followed Stockton into the home through the back door.

"I knew Leroy had warrants for his arrest and located Leroy in the kitchen of the residence, and Leroy gave up without incident," Henry said. "Leroy was holding a marijuana cigarette and a lighter in his hand."

Henry said Stockton had a felony parole violation warrant for his arrest, and other municipal warrants.

In the back yard of the home, Meek said deputies found 12 individual potted green plants, believed to be marijuana.

"Also located on the east side of the residence, sitting on a table, [was] a small black carton with nine additional green plants, also believed to be marijuana," he said in the statement.

Meek said Stockton allegedly admitted to living at the home and growing the plants.

Stockton's charges are split into two cases. For the resisting arrest charge, he has a cash-only bond of $15,000, and for the manufacturing charge, a cash-only bond of $4,500. He also has a $100 bond for municipal charges in Seligman.

Stockton is set to be arraigned on both county charges on May 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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