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Putnam County authorities found 99 marjuana plants (pictured) in Peter James Vammen's East Palatka home. (Photo courtesy Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

Police: East Palatka Home Grower Had Pot Worth $275K

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Peter James Vammen (Photo courtesy Putnam County Sheriff’s Office)

An East Palatka man was arrested Wednesday after authorities say they found 99 marijuana plants in his house.

Peter James Vammen, 60, faces charges of one felony count of producing marijuana, one misdemeanor count of the possession of marijuana and one misdemeanor count of the possession of drug equipment, according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies went to his home on Michelle Avenue in response to an anonymous tip about his marijuana growing.

Vammen allowed them to enter the home, where they found the plants, as well as processed marijuana and paraphernalia.

The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $275,000, the release said.

Vammen was taken to the Putnam County Jail, and he remained there as of Thursday afternoon on a $3,500 bond.

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