Police find 20 marijuana plants in sting of home-growing operation

Monday, February 23, 2009 | 7:30 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Twenty marijuana plants were found early Monday afternoon in a southwest Columbia home, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. Police are still searching for the suspect.

At 1:48 p.m. Monday, the police department assisted the Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Drug Group (MUSTANG) drug task force to execute a drug-related search warrant at 3104 Crawford St., the release said. The warrant resulted from an investigation into an indoor marijuana-growing operation at the residence.