U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch has charged three people with crimes related to growing marijuana plants in a residence north of Lawrence.
Christopher M. Feaster, 36, and Margaret M. Beedles, 28, both of Boulder, Colo., and Varja A. Robinson, 25, of Lawrence, each has been charged with one count of conspiracy to grow more than 100 marijuana plants and one count of growing more than 100 marijuana plants.
Feaster and Beedles are also charged with maintaining a residence in the 1700 block of East 1500 Road for the purpose of growing marijuana. The residence is just north of the city limits and south of the Kansas Turnpike — on what would be North Seventh Street, extended.
Robinson has also been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances.
The crimes are alleged to have taken place from January to August of 2009.