SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City couple accused of growing marijuana in their basement face criminal charges. Officers found the plants while investigating a report that the man had fired a gun inside the house.
Joshua Schacher, 31, was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture marijuana, two felony counts of drug tax stamp violations, two misdemeanor charges of child endangerment and one misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.
Jessi Schacher, 30, was charged with felony drug conspiracy and two misdemeanor charges of child endangerment.
Police officers found several marijuana plants growing in the basement of the Schachers' home on Perry Lane while investigating a domestic violence report, according to court documents.
Officer Jacob Noltze said in the documents Joshua Schacher shot a Glock handgun into the living room wall and then hit Jessi Schacher, his wife of eight years, in the back of the head with the gun late Friday. The couple's 2-year-old and 6-year-old children were in the next room but were not harmed, police said.
While searching the house, police say they found marijuana plants growing under lights in custom-made containers, marijuana plants in Mason jars, an assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and a handgun.