Two Perry County men charged with growing marijuana

Friday, September 4, 2009
Cody French

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two Perry County men were arrested Thursday to cap off a drug investigation that spanned more than a month, said Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf.

Cody W. French, 22, and Cory L. Beauchamp, 24, both of Perryville, were arrested on charges of growing marijuana, are both incarcerated at the Perry County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

French faces three counts of manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and is considered a prior and persistent offender. Beauchamp is charged with two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance.

"Cody and Cory are not strangers to us," Schaaf said.

The two were suspects in another investigation, which led to the discovery of the marijuana plants, Schaaf said.

Cory Beauchamp

The Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force participated in the investigation, Schaaf said.

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