Nearly 800 Marijuana Plants Found In Police Raid Of Bronx Building
January 31, 2012 6:27 PM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You might call it a marijuana mega mansion.
Police raided a five-floor commercial building in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon that was filled with marijuana plants from wall to wall.
Three men in their 20?s are currently being questioned by authorities.
The building, located on Morris Park Avenue, had nearly 800 plants, some measuring 7 feet.
CBS 2?s John Slattery said there were no sleeping quarters inside, but the building fostered the perfect environment for growing the plants.
Slattery reported that inside there was an elaborate set-up of water and air filtration systems and that the drugs were allegedly packaged on the top floor.
Neighbors in the area said they were surprised and never suspected anything.
bronx pot bust Nearly 800 Marijuana Plants Found In Police Raid Of Bronx Building
Police remove marijuana after a raid on a five-story building in the Bronx. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)
“It just looked like it was a mechanics every time I walked by,” said Ricardo Morales.
“That’s crazy…because I used to walk past this every single day. I live down the block on Garfield,” said Maria Candelaria. “Never even smelled nothing come out from this place.”
Police are removing marijuana from the building as the suspects continue to be questioned.