Pennsylvania man convicted in ‘leftover’ pot trial

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RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of possessing five pounds of marijuana and at least 10 live marijuana plants that he claimed were merely “leftovers” from a police raid on his home two years earlier.

A sentencing date has yet to be set for 59-year-old Edward Pisani, of Johnsonburg.

Pisani was sentenced to 1 to 2 years in state prison after he was convicted of possessing hundreds of marijuana plants at his home in 2010.

Police searched Pisani’s home again in September 2012 and allegedly found pounds of pot in trash bags and more live plants.

Pisani has claimed the drugs found in 2012 were leftovers, but police say they were evidence that he continued to grow and possess marijuana since the earlier raid.

The Bradford Era reports Pisani was convicted Thursday in Elk County.

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