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Man Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor After Deputies Find $79,000 Worth of Marijuana

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UPDATE (8/4/2015 at 2:45 p.m.):

A man who was caught with $79,000 worth of marijuana in his home pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in Marion County court Tuesday morning.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department found nearly 80 marijuana plants in Kelly Goh's home in January 2013. Goh told police, at the time, that he had been growing it since 2008.

Judge David Janes accepted Goh's guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. 

Goh will be sentenced in early October, and the state recommended six months of home confinement, two years of supervised probation and 60 days in jail. 

For now, Goh is under intense bond supervision, according to the court.


ORIGINAL (1/3/2013):

The Marion County Sheriff's Department raided a home Wednesday morning, and found $79,000 worth of marijuana.

The Sheriff's Department has charged Kelly Goh, 51, with possession and cultivation of marijuana.

Chief Deputy Ralph Wright said a car was pulled over Tuesday night for speeding. While deputies investigated, they smelled a strong odor coming from a nearby residence.

After obtaining a search warrant, deputies found nearly 80 marijuana plants in Goh's home.

"There were four individual tents set up with about 20 plants roughly a piece inside of the tents growing," said Chief Deputy Ralph Wright. "They were cloning the plants so the marijuana was more potent."

"You can get up to a thousand dollars a plant worth of marijuana off of one plant," Chief Deputy Wright continued. "So with the plants that was there and the ones that they had already harvested, anywhere from $79,000 to $100,000 worth of marijuana."

Goh has admitted to growing marijuana since 2008.

He said he has only been selling it to friends and was not trying to make money.

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