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April 15, 2014MARYVILLE, Mo.  |  By: John Coffey

Update in Rouch Case

A pre-trial conference for a 57-year-old former Northwest Missouri State University professor was held yesterday afternoon in Nodaway County Circuit Court. 
Matt Rouch is charged with felony production of more than 5 grams of marijuana and possessing more than 35 grams of marijuana. 
Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice says Rouch's attorney, Bob Sundell, filed a motion to not allow evidence from a search warrant of Rouch's residence to be presented in a trial. 
A hearing on yesterday's filing will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.  Rice says a decision on Sundell's request will be important to the future of the case.

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Rouch was originally charged last fall after authorities found a marijuana-growing operation in his home in Maryville while investigating a threatening Facebook message.