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Police allegedly find 110 marijuana plants in Palm Coast home

A Palm Coast man called police on Monday because he was being robbed. Instead of assistance, however, he got an arrest -- his own arrest, after police allegedly found more than 100 marijuana plants growing in his home.

The 54-year-old man called authorities to his residence on Fleming Court because he believed there were two men trying to break in and rob him. Officers arrived and reportedly the man allowed them to enter his home. That detail is important because from what we can gather, the officers did not have a search warrant, meaning they could not have searched his home without his consent.

When they searched the home, officers allegedly found "grow rooms" with lighting infrastructure and chemical fertilizers necessary for "extensive" marijuana cultivation. Officers also claim to have found 110 marijuana plants. They estimate that if the marijuana had been harvested from those plants, it would have yielded 55 pounds of marijuana, which would have had an estimated street value of $44,000.

It is not clear what became of the initial robbery report, but officers did record that they found no one else in the man's residence.

The man has now been charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivating marijuana. At last report, he remained in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal, "Flagler man calls for help in robbery; deputies find 100 pot plants," Dec. 31, 2012

  • In our Volusia County law office, we help people who have been accused of violating drug laws. For further information, you can stop by the Drug Charges page of our website.

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