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Police invited into marijuana grow house

July 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM   |   Comments

PORT ORANGE, Fla., July 26 (UPI) -- A Florida man who invited police to his home after accidentally shooting himself in the hand ended up arrested when officers found 46 marijuana plants.

Port Orange police said they followed John Pardus, 30, and his wife, Kimberly Pardus, 31, to their home Friday when the couple asked them to accompany them home from the hospital to unload John Pardus' guns and show him how to safely store them after he accidentally shot himself in the hand, The Daytona Beach News Journal reported Thursday.

Police said Pardus gave consent "to go in the house where it (the shooting) took place to unload the guns and conduct an investigation."

Officers entered the home and noticed the scent of marijuana, which they followed to the second floor of the home. They discovered a total of 46 marijuana plants in the house.

John Pardus told police he had nothing to do with the marijuana and his wife was the only person to use the home's second floor. Kimberly Pardus told officers she had learned how to set up the grow house from the Internet.

The man and wife were each charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession or use of narcotic paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. They were released after each posting $10,500 bail.

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