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West Virginia man charged for growing marijuana says he ‘doesn’t trust drug dealers’

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (WOWK) — A West Virginia man who faces charges for growing marijuana plants told investigators “he grew the marijuana plants because he didn’t trust drug dealers,” according to WOWK.

Keefe Conroy, 44, of Buckhannon, W. Va., was charged after troopers found 16 plants while searching Upshur County using a helicopter on Aug. 25.

The aerial search was part of West Virginia State Police’s marijuana eradication detail, according to WOWK.

Investigators found the plans growing in Conroy’s garden. Conroy told troopers “he grew the marijuana plants because he didn’t trust drug dealers” and that he “didn’t like pain pills.”

Troopers said they also found marijuana inside Conroy’s home. He is charged with cultivation of marijuana.

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St. Tammany police arrest Florida man with 170 bags of marijuana seeds, growing equipment

LACOMBE, La – A Florida man stopped by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy had what police describe as the “makings of a grow operation” inside of his vehicle.

Twenty-two-year-old Raymond Justice of Bradenton, Florida, was driving along Bremermann Road in Lacombe on October 21 when a deputy conduction routine patrols pulled his vehicle over.

The deputy found 70 bags of suspected marijuana seeds, individually packaged raw marijuana and THC wax, premium planting soil, ultraviolet lights, a portable grow tent, blower motors, PH testers, and a 40-caliber pistol inside the vehicle, according to the STPSO.

Justice was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany jail on charges of possession of a clandestine laboratory, transportation of a clandestine laboratory, possession of Schedule 1 narcotics, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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“Thanks to an alert deputy and proactive policing, this criminal is now off our streets and any future plans he may have had to illegally grow marijuana have been thwarted,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.

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