Zerocool Posted July 13, 2012 Report Share Posted July 13, 2012 LANSING — Police found more than $300,000 worth of marijuana during a Thursday night raid at a Lansing home and adjacent business. Lt. Tim Gill, head of the Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad, estimated the more than 100 marijuana plants found at the eastside location would be worth about $300,000 because it was grown hydroponically. Officers also found growing equipment, grow rooms and evidence of previous grow operations, he said. The raid occurred somewhere between Frandor Shopping Center and downtown Lansing, Gill said, but he would not say exactly where because the investigation is ongoing. A 39-year-old male suspect has been identifed, but he was released pending further investigation, Gill said. “This was not just your personal consumption type of grow operation,” Gill said. “It’s a pretty substantial operation.” He said the squad typically sees operations with 20 to 40 plants, with 650 being the most the most found in a home grow operation during his time on the metro squad. Each marijuana plant produces one to two pounds of marijuana, which is valued between $1,000 and $3,000. Hydroponically grown marijuana sells at the higher end of the scale, he said. Lansing police assisted with the raid. The squad is continuing its investigation, Gill said. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120713/NEWS01/307130044/1002/NEWS01 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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