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Police: Man Says He Had Grown Marijuana for 40 Years


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.

After the plane landed, investigators say they found nine marijuana plants growing near the property.

Police say Tominack told them that he was well-versed in growing the plant and had been doing so for approximately 40 years.

It was not immediately clear if Tominack has hired an attorney.