6:29 PM

Cassan Lee Noel (mug shot SCSO)

A man from Lampe is facing drug charges after he refused to stop his ATV for a Stone County deputy in December.

According to court records, Cassan Lee Noel, 27, fled into a wooded area on the ATV near Wild Prairie Lane after Deputy Dustin Wells tried to stop him on December 16th.

When Wells went to the Noel's home at 325 Wild Prairie Lane a woman living there gave the officer consent to search the home. A wooden box containing a glass pipe and a cloth were found about a foot from the bed of Noel and his girlfriend. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the documents.

Noel also had an alleged  marijuana grow operation in the garage of the home. Wells found twenty three flowerpots that allegedly contained one marijuana plant in each the containers in the search, according to the probable cause statement. "The plants ranged in height from approximately three inches to twelve inches. There was a panel of lights operating above the plants. The room was temperature controlled, and had numerous plant-growing additives lying about."

He has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after authorities found children living in the house where the drugs were being grown, according to Stone County Prosecutor Matt Selby.

Noel, who is being held $50,000 bond, will appear in court this week.