Hundreds of plants found at South Tucson pot growing operation

2013-03-16T21:18:00Z Hundreds of plants found at South Tucson pot growing operationKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 16, 2013 9:18 pm  • 

Police busted a pot growing operation in South Tucson Thursday that netted hundreds of marijuana plants.

South Tucson police officers patrolling in the area of South Sixth Avenue and West 35th Street Thursday evening smelled the pot and called in the Tucson Police Department to assist with the investigation, Sgt. Chris Widmer, TPD spokesman, said in a news release.

No one was at the warehouse when police served a search warrant, but “part of the warehouse had been converted into a residence and it was obvious that someone was living there,” Widmer said.

Officers confiscated 356 pot plants, 53 pounds of harvested marijuana and $18,000 in cash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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