On Aug. 15, deputies from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, with assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Sedalia Police Department, served a search warrant at the residence of Michael Lee Nicholson, 47, in the 18000 block of Hitaffer Loop near Dresden in western Pettis County.

During the search of the property, several marijuana plants, a large amount of processed marijuan and equipment used to grow, cultivate and process marijuana were found.

Nicholson was taken into custody and held on $30,000.00 bond for two felony counts of manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance.

This press release was provided by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.