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Maryville, MO (2013-09-07)
A 57 year old Northwest Missouri State Professor faces felony drug charges following an investigation into comments he made earlier in the week on facebook.
Matt Rouch had posted a comment indicating he's always optimistic about the start of a new semester but by October he'd be wanting get up to the top of the bell tower with a high powered rifle. According to a report from University Police Chief, Clarence Green, the initial investigation found Rouch's comments were made in jest. Later, witnesses overheard Rouch say he had a bomb in a brief case or other bag, prompting another investigation and search of his home. Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice says during the search of Rouch's home a substantial marijuana grow operation was found.
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