MAUSTON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A criminal complaint says that when authorities went looking for his escaped son, James Misleveck told them they couldn't go inside the his home because he had a marijuana growing operation.
The incident happened last week in Elroy in Juneau County as the search for James C. Misleveck was underway after he and James Newman walked away from the a Jackson County area correctional facility. They were caught early Wednesday in Florida.
The criminal complaint says police went to the James D. Misleveck's home after a possible sighting nearby of his son. One officer saw a man, later identified as the father, come out of the home. He was ordered to the ground and searched. Misleveck told police no one else was in the home. When officers asked to go in and look, he replied, "No, I have a grow in there."
While waiting for a search warrant, Misleveck eventually gave permission to go into the home.
The complaint says officers found at least two rooms upstairs with potted marijuana plants and "grow tents". They also found a bag filled with a large amount of marijuana.
Charges of Maintaining a drug trafficking place, manufacturing narcotics, possession of THC, and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed in Juneau County Court against Misleveck.
He was released on a $10,000 signature bond. He returns to court next month.
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