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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pinal County Sheriff's officials arrested a medical marijuana card holder who is suspected of illegally selling marijuana grown in his home.

Authorities received a tip that Stephen Cartwright was selling high-grade hydroponic marijuana from his residence in the 40,000 block of E. Ballesta Road in an unincorporated area of Saddlebrook.

They served a search warrant and found 97 hydroponic and soil-based marijuana plants in various growth stages, in addition to 64.2 pounds of packaged marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. Sheriff's officials said a 6-foot-tall plant can produce about one pound of usable marijuana, a street value of $2,000.

Officials confiscated a total of $194,000 worth of marijuana plants, $128,400 worth of packaged marijuana and $1,760 in cash.

Authorities booked Cartwright into the Pinal County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"Arizona voters passed the law which allows individuals with a doctor's approval to purchase or grow marijuana to treat certain medical conditions," Sheriff Paul Babeu stated. "Stephen is not the first individual we have arrested using their medical marijuana card to conduct illegal marijuana offenses."

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