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Mount Eden man charged for having 'medical' marijuana plants

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Landmark News Service

LAWRENCEBURG – A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.

John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.

KSP Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

Woodside also wrote that Patterson admitted having 1 ounce of marijuana inside the residence and that a “female retrieved three baggies of marijuana from a nightstand in the bedroom.”

Troopers found two marijuana plants growing in a shopping cart, one in a plastic tub and two in a bucket, according to Woodside’s report.

Patterson is charged with cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Patterson was charged in August and is scheduled to be arraigned later this month in Anderson District Court.