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Farmington man gets probation for producing marijuana

FARMINGTON – A Farmington man has been placed on probation for producing marijuana.

Circuit Court Judge Sandra Martinez placed Anthony J. Peterson, 40, on five years of supervised probation Friday for producing a controlled substance.

According to court records, Peterson admitted to knowingly growing four marijuana plants. He said it was for the purpose of treating his multiple sclerosis.

According to court records, officers received information that he was going to have marijuana shipped to his home from Canada. Officers searched his home on July 20, discovering marijuana plants and a book on how to cultivate them.

In other cases, Brandon R. Newton, 24, of Bonne Terre, was placed on probation for possession of a meth precursor with the intent to manufacture meth.

According to court records, Newton was arrested on a traffic stop after officers observed him buying pseudoephedrine pills at several stores. Officers searched his truck and found other items used in the production of meth.

Kurbie J. Moon Jr., 35, of Hillsboro, was placed on probation for failure to support a child.

Christopher P. Lawrence, 20, of West Plains, pleaded guilty to failure to support a child.

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