Jane Lew man facing drug charges

A Jane Lew man is facing a drug charge after State Police discovered marijuana plants at his residence during an Aug. 9 search.

Steven A. Syrews, 35, of 487 Left Fork of Laurel Lick Road, is being held in the Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $150,000 bond on two felony counts of cultivation of marijuana.

According to the complaint filed in Lewis County Magistrate Court, state troopers had assisted Child Protective Services at Syrews’ residence on Aug. 8. The next day, troopers returned to search the residence and reportedly found two marijuana plants growing in plastic buckets in the back yard of the residence, the complaint stated. The plants were reported to be more than 3 feet high.

Investigators also found a pair of pruning shears and a squirt bottle filled with a brown liquid next to the plants, the complaint stated. A pile of marijuana leaves were about 15 feet away from the buckets, according to the complaint, and investigators believe that other plants had been recently harvested.