Chetopa man arrested for growing marijuana in city park

Marijuana (AP Photo/Jim Mone,File)

LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Chetopa man has been arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in a city park in the southeast Kansas town.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Joseph “Scott” Skibo, 54, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and criminal possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Skibo was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Skibo was allegedly cultivating marijuana on an island in Elmore Park. The park is located within the city limits of Chetopa. Skibo attempted to flee law enforcement in a boat but was arrested without incident.

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