Virginia man named Stoner busted on marijuana charge: police

Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:55pm EDT

Paul Scott Stoner, 42, of Unionville, Virginia is pictured in this undated handout booking photo obtained by Reuters August 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Orange Co. Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters

Paul Scott Stoner, 42, of Unionville, Virginia is pictured in this undated handout booking photo obtained by Reuters August 21, 2014.

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(Reuters) - A Virginia man with the last name Stoner has been arrested for having $10,000 worth of marijuana plants, police said Thursday.

Acting on a tip that Paul Scott Stoner, 42, was selling marijuana to children, police raided his Unionville home last Thursday and discovered the plants, prescription drugs, hypodermic needles, drug paraphernalia and guns, according statement released by the Blue Ridge Narcotics Task Force.

Stoner has been charged with growing marijuana and for having a firearm while in possession of more than a pound of marijuana, police said.

Other charges are pending. Stoner's trial was set for August 27.

(Reporting by John Clarke in Washington; Editing by Jim Loney)

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