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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police have arrested a man accused of having 62 marijuana plants valued at around $124,000.

Victor Clinton Jones, 44, faces charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of violating the controlled substance act.

The suspect was charged after police recently conducted a drug investigation at his home at 1411 Emerald St., according to authorities.

Jones said he was not growing the plants for drug use. He said his plants did not produce a high level of THC, the ingredient in marijuana which causes people to get high.

“I'm doing the exact reverse of someone who would be growing cannabis to sell was doing,” he said. “They're taking out all the males, I'm taking out all the females, I need to have the males because the males have big leaves and they don't produce the high amount of THC, I wasn't looking for THC, I was looking for the calming affect for the stomach.”

Jones was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond and has court planned for Aug. 22.