Culpeper, VA—A Culpeper man has been arrested and charged, after police found nearly $200,000 worth of marijuana plants growing in his home's garage.
At 9:00 PM on October 1, police knocked on the door of a home, located in the 20000 block of Williams Drive. The door was answered by 34-year-old Peter I. Gates, who then slammed the door shut.
Officers entered the home, and after executing a search warrant, seized approximately 60 marijuana plants which were growing in the garage.
Police also seized several ounces of packaged marijuana that had an estimated street value of $2,000. Additionally, officers recovered two handguns, an assault rifle, and more than $3,000 in cash from the scene.
Gates is charged with possession with intent to distribute more than five pounds of marijuana. He is also charged with possession of a firearm while in possession of more than one pound of marijuana.
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