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78-Year-Old Arrested for Growing Marijuana at His East Haven Home

An elderly East Haven man was charged with the illegal cultivation of several marijuana plants, which were apparently visible from the street at his Palmetto Trail home, according to police.

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An East Haven senior citizen has been arrested for allegedly growing several marijuana plants at his shoreline home.

John B. Terrace, 78, was arrested by East Haven Police at Palmetto Trail house on Sept. 10.

He was charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance or possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana.

'In Plain View'

According to East Haven Police Sgt. David Emerman, the arrest was the result of "an anonymous tip by a complainant" who notified department.

"Some of the plants were in plain view outside, visible from the street," Emerman told East Haven Patch.

Although he did not have an exact number, Emerman said "it appears from the report that several plants were seized."

Not for Sale

And while there were several plants taken from his home, police do not believe the man was growing the pot for anything other than his own personal use.

"Based on the officer’s investigation and interview with the suspect, there was no indication that Mr. Terrace was selling the marijuana," Emerman told East Haven Patch.

Terrace is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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