TROY — On Tuesday, the Miami County Adult Parole Authority and the Troy Police Department arrested a Troy man for growing marijuana on his property again.
Roger Sturgeon, 44, was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail after authorities searched his home and found a small marijuana grow operation throughout his property on South Union Street. Marijuana plants were found growing in his basement, drying in his back yard shed and plants in buckets around his swimming pool in the backyard.
He was charged with fourth-degree felony cultivation of a controlled substance due to his home being close to a school. He also was charged with fifth degree felony drug abuse for the possession of anabolic steroids and first degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments. Officers also collected five cell phones and $23 cash.
Sturgeon made statements to the police that the marijuana was for his own personal use and he purchases the steroids online. The dried marijuana weighed more than 200 grams but less than 1,000 grams, according to the police reports.
Sturgeon was found guilty of fourth degree felony cultivation of marijuana in August 2016 from an offense in March 2015. He was placed on three years of community control.
He is currently in jail with a $16,000 bond on all charges.