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DENVER -- An 87-year-old man accused of growing and distributing a large amount of marijuana from his home in Denver was formally charged Friday.

Authorities say Edward Bogunovitch was growing more than 400 marijuana plants in the backyard of his west Denver home.

“They got a problem, they took something they shouldn't have because we were all legal," said Bogunovitch about the decision by Denver Police to remove some of the four hundred plants found inside the WEdward Bogunovitchest Denver neighborhood.

Investigators are charging the 87-year-old with possession with intent to distribute marijuana – more than 100 pounds, cultivation of marijuana – more than 30 plants, and possession of marijuana – more than 12 ounces … all felonies.

“I wouldn't have lived as long as if I didn't use it," added Bogunovitch when asked to describe his daily use of marijuana. On Friday. Bogunovitch told reporter Mark Meredith he already has sought legal representation and plans to fight the charges later this month.

Bogunovitch was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 16. An arrest warrant obtained KDVR described other marijuana related materials found and confiscated inside Bogunovitch’s home.

An 87-year-old man accused of growing and distributing a large amount of marijuana from his home in Denver was formally charged Friday.

Authorities say Edward Bogunovitch was growing more than 400 marijuana plants in the backyard of his west Denver home.

That exceeds the number of plants he was allowed to grow for medical cultivation. The charges against him also allege that he had tools and materials for to distribute beyond what he needed for personal use.

The Denver District Attorney charged him with possession with intent to distribute marijuana - more than 100 pounds, cultivation of marijuana - more than 30 plants, and possession of marijuana - more than 12 ounces ... all felonies.

Bogunovitch was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 16.