VISTA (CNS) - A man accused of growing more than $200,000 worth of marijuana plants near his Bonsall home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to cultivating and possession of the drug for sale.
John Alan Paul, 43, was ordered held without bail because he was on probation for possession of methamphetamine at the time of his current alleged crimes.
Sheriff's deputies searched the defendant's residence in the 6900 block of West Lilac Road near Via Vera on Thursday morning, according to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Yates.
Deputies conducting the surprise search - which they were able to do without a warrant because of Paul's probation status - discovered the marijuana plants adjacent to Paul's house, Yates said. Paul faces up to three years in state prison if convicted.
Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett set a readiness conference for Aug, 16 and a preliminary hearing for Aug. 21.
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