Lt. Melissa Dunn of the Texas County Sheriff’s Department stands beside marijuana plants that were discovered Monday night on Arthur Road. Two Houston men were arrested.

Two Houston men were arrested and face several charges after authorities discovered a 24-plant marijuana growing operation Monday night on Arthur Road.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Adam W. Bridges, 34, and Chad F. Yates, 27, face similar felony charges of endangering the welfare of a child, manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. They are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

“It was not a very sophisticated growing operation,” said Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson.

Both are being held at the Texas County Jail, Watson said.

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