More charges filed against Monessen marijuana growers
Additional charges were filed Friday against two brothers allegedly involved in a large-scale marijuana-growing operation in Monessen.
Gregg Andrew Tchirkow, 35, of 642 Knox Ave., Monessen, and Stephen Christopher Tchirkow, 32, of 278 Murrays Lane, Pittsburgh, were both charged with manufacture, possession with intent to manufacture of deliver a controlled substance, person not to deliver firearms, possess with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They are currently lodged in the Westmoreland County Jail, where they were taken following their arrests Thursday.
They were both charged with aggravated assault Thursday.
City police responded to a report of a man shot in the area of Sixth Street and Knox Avenue just before 3 a.m. Thursday. Before police arrived, they received a report that the shooting victim was running away from his attacker.
Police located Gregg Tchirkow, who had a bullet wound to his hand.
Tchirkow told police his brother, Stephen Tchirkow, shot him at 462 Knox Ave. It was at that Knox Avenue residence where police said they found throughout the house about 150 marijuana plants valued at roughly $300,000.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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