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Last updated: Thu. Aug. 30, 2012 - 11:16 am EDT

Fort Wayne man, girlfriend charged with growing marijuana


A Fort Wayne man and his girlfriend face charges of running their own marijuana operation after police allegedly found 19 plants growing in the couple’s home.

The Allen County Drug Task Force received a tip earlier this month about a possible marijuana growing operation at a home in the 4000 block of Wenonah Lane in the city’s southwest side, according to court documents. Police searched the home Aug. 23 and found the plants, along with related items, the documents said.

Todd N. Pinkerton, 32, admitted to police he was responsible for the operation, the documents said. Londa M. Vegar, 22, said she lived with Pinkerton at the house and admitted to “being a casual user of marijuana,” the documents said.

Each is charged with felony counts of growing and possessing marijuana and was being held on $5,000 bond.

According to the documents, police found 19 plants, ranging from small to large, growing in a spare bedroom. They also allegedly found four jars containing dried, processed marijuana, along with growing manuals, lighting and ventilation for the operation.

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