Items seized in drug cases by Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C will be put to use at St. Charles Community College.
Martin George (right), SCC director of food services, explains plans for an herb garden using donated equipment from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to Bob Ronkoski (left), SCC director of public safety and chief of police, and Sergeant Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Once used for growing marijuana, the items donated include grow lights and ballasts, grow buckets, a dehumidifier, a beam scale, miscellaneous chemicals, pumps and tubing. The items were released from evidence after the conclusion of a court case that was filed in state circuit court.
Plans for the equipment include use by SCC’s Science Department to grow geraniums and coleus plants for biology and botany classes, and by the Food Services Department for an herb garden.
“The estimated value of the items is several thousand dollars and we’re thankful for the gift,” said Bob Ronkoski, SCC director of public safety and chief of police. “The college students will benefit from donated equipment.”
“We’re happy the items can be put to good use at the college,” said Sergeant Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
For more information, contact Ronkoski at 636-922-8604 or email@example.com.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C serves the following counties: Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren and Washington.
Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.