Nearly 800 Marijuana Plants Found In Police Raid Of Bronx Building
5-Story Commercial Digs Turned Into State-Of-The-Art Pot Manufacturing Palace
January 31, 2012 9:05 PM
Bronx pot bust in the Morris Park section. (credit: NYPD)
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.
The building, located on Morris Park Avenue, had nearly 800 plants, some measuring 7 feet.
Police called the operation a sophisticated pot factory that was cranking out millions of dollars worth of weed, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
1010 WINS’ Al Jones Reports Three people were arrested.
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.
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 were removing marijuana from the building Tuesday evening as the suspects were being questioned