$50,000 in Marijuana Plants Seized in St. Clair

A St. Clair Couple is in big trouble after they were found with nearly 50 thousand dollars worth of marijuana in their house on Wednesday afternoon. The Franklin County Narcotics Unit was greeted by a married couple in their 50s and a strong smell of fresh marijuana when they knocked on the door of a home located on the 1900 block of North Commercial just east of St. Clair. A search of the house turned up 22 plants ranging in size from one to six feet high. Corporal Scott Briggs with the Narcotics unit says when you add all those plants plus a large amount of harvested pot you get a street value around 45 to 50 thousand dollars. The 56 year old husband and his 58 year old wife have a very short criminal record, just turning up a misdemeanor marijuana charge from quite a few years ago. Deputies, who also seized items associated with growing marijuana like lights and fans, said this pot was grown and most likely sold locally.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals welcomed back outfielders Matt Holliday and Jason Heyward to the lineup Monday. Both missed time in Kansas City over the weekend, with Holliday battling a bruised forearm and Heyward a hip injury. They combined to go 3-for-9 with an RBI against the D'backs.