Charges have been filed in the bust of an alleged marijuana grow operation last week. 40-year-old Anthony Springman and 36-year-old Elizabeth Pfleger, both of the 3,500 block of Coronado Drive, are charged with Unlawful Production of Cannabis Sativa Plants. Alton Police say they took about 70 plants out of the basement of the house.
Police raided the home following an anonymous tip, and allegedly found an operation that was located directly across the street from St. Mary's Middle School. The Nuisance Abatement Task Force got to the house just before 11am last Wednesday, and developed probable cause to execute a search warrant just after 3:30 that afternoon. Bond for each has been set at $100,000.