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Police find 57 marijuana plants in Jeannette home

Aaron Thomas Hopkins

Jeannette police seized 57 marijuana plants from a house earlier this month and arrested the occupant.

Aaron Thomas Hopkins, 37, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on drug-related offenses.

Police reported in court papers that they searched the Bennett Avenue home on Friday and found Hopkins inside along with two marijuana grow rooms.

Inside the one room were 21 marijuana plans and three grow lights. Thirty-six plants were found in the second room along with three lights and a calendar which detailed maintenance and care of the plants, according to an affidavit.

Police confiscated a scale and other paraphernalia, including a “DVD movie associated with growing marijuana,” according to court papers.

Hopkins did not have an attorney listed in online court records. His bond was set at $25,000. A June 7 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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