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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. - A Cottage Hills, Illinois man faces felony charges for unauthorized production and possession of cannabis sativa plants and reckless discharge of a firearm in the direction of a neighbor's home.

According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Jerret M. Scott of the 1300 block of 7th street in Cottage Hills was arrested after a brief foot pursuit near his home. Deputies seized 12 cannabis plants, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, and approximately 40 rounds of live ammunition from Scott's home.

On Tuesday, July 29 a neighbor called the Madison County Sheriff's Office after Scott fired his weapon towards her property which had several children in the area. Scott exited his home multiple times and shot into the ground before the Sheriff's Department was called.

Scott is being held in the Madison County Jail and bond was set at $35,000.

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