Police Find Marijuana Plants

Chantelle Renee Compton is free on bond after Wheeling police found marijuana plants growing in her backyard and marijuana paraphernalia in her bedroom.

Ohio County Magistrate Joe Roxby set bond at $3,000 for Compton who was charged with manufacturing and cultivating marijuana.

At 5:21 p.m. Saturday, police responded to an anonymous tip that marijuana was growing in the backyard at 42 Duquense Ave.

The criminal complaint states that after police saw the plants growing, they obtained a search warrant from Roxby and returned to the premises at 9:15 p.m. According to the report, police seized several marijuana-related items from Compton’s bedroom, including .43 grams of marijuana in chewing gum containers, 3.96 grams of marijuana in a clear plastic bag, one drum-shaped grinder, circular grinder, two packages of cigarette rolling paper, one bong and two marijuana pipes.

From the backyard, police seized seven marijuana plans, according to the report.