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Police: Providence man growing 100s of pot plants in home

October 12, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have arrested a Providence man they say had hundreds of marijuana plants and a gun in his home.

State police executed a search warrant on the home of 31-year-old Anthony Patti on Friday.

Investigators say they found more than 440 marijuana plants, about eight pounds of dried marijuana, and a loaded .22 semi-automatic handgun. Police say as a convicted felon, Patti was not allowed to possess a gun.

He was arraigned Friday on several gun and drug charges and held without bail.

It could not immediately be determined if Patti has an attorney.

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