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Police say an Ohio County man has admitted to having grown marijuana on his property for about 40 years.

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that 66-year-old Ronald H. Tominack of Triadelphia was arrested Monday and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

According to a criminal complaint, authorities say a state police airplane spotted what appeared to be marijuana plants growing on Tominack's property while Tominack was sitting in a hot tub behind his residence.

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A Pennsylvania man who wrecked an SUV on a West Virginia highway while carrying live chickens, improvised explosives and guns pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge Tuesday.

Police say 21-year-old Seth Grim of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was driving south along Interstate 79 about 30 miles northeast of Charleston when he lost control of his Ford Explorer on Aug. 22 and wrecked. State police found 30 chickens, improvised explosive devices, a dog, marijuana, ammunition, and two AK-47-style rifles at the scene. The dog didn't survive.

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Arrest figures show that a majority of drug arrests in West Virginia are for marijuana.

A review of West Virginia drug arrests by The Charleston Gazette shows that more than half have been for marijuana since 2000.

Charleston police Lt. Chad Napier says marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs. He says people arrested for other crimes often have marijuana in their possession.

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West Virginia State Police say altered fireworks, weapons, chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79, and the driver from Pennsylvania has been arrested.

Police say a Ford Explorer carrying dozens of chickens flipped in Roane County about 3:30 a.m. Friday.

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Authorities in western Illinois say they've seized around 145 pounds of marijuana from a 68-year-old West Virginia man passing through the area.

Galesburg Police say the value of the drugs is between $300,000 and $500,000.

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West Virginia businesses couldn't sell bongs, bowls, mini spoons or other items marketed for illegal drug use under a proposal passed by the House of Delegates.
 
House lawmakers voted 94-2 Wednesday to make intentionally selling drug paraphernalia in West Virginia a misdemeanor, punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and six months to a year in jail. The Senate will consider the bill next.