- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

BENTON, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is facing felony and misdemeanor charges after authorities say he provided alcohol and marijuana to minors.

The Southeast Missourian reports (https://bit.ly/1wLOWoJ ) the 40-year-old Benton man was arrested Tuesday. He faces two felony counts of distributing a controlled substance to a minor. He faces misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and supplying liquor to a minor.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department says it began the investigation on Oct. 6. Authorities say the man confessed to giving the drugs to a 15-year-old and 16-year-old.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, https://www.semissourian.com

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