Coralville man charged with growing marijuana

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 7:20 AM

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Johnson County deputies arrested a Coralville man last month after he allegedly grew marijuana in the furnace closet of his home.

Larry Monteiro, 33, Coralville, was charged Aug. 27 with a controlled-substance violation and possession of a controlled substance.

According to complaints, deputies executed a search warrant on Monteiro’s home on Aug. 26.

During the search, the complaint said, officers found two small bags of marijuana. Officers also found two pots containing a total of six marijuana plants in the furnace closet, the complaint said.

The complaint said Monteiro admitted, under Miranda, to attempting to grow marijuana for personal use.

— by Hayley Bruce

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