|NBC New York|
|Police raided a five-story Bronx building they claim was being used as a marijuana farm, with hundreds of plants in an “elaborate” growing system.|
An entire five-story building in New York City was raided by the police this week, and authorities claimed the entire structure was being used as a multi-floor marijuana farm.
Police said that four of the floors appeared to be used for various stages of the plants’ growth, with the most mature cannabis being on the top floor, reports Stephen C. Webster at The Raw Story.
The building reportedly had elaborate watering and air filtration systems to keep the plants healthy and the smell under control, reports Shimon Prokupecz, Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette at NBC New York.
Officers removed nearly 600 marijuana plants, along with 75 pounds of processed cannabis. The cops claimed some “1,550 pounds” of plants, but given typical cop excitability and credibility issues, one can assume this is probably entire undried plants and likely the buckets they came in.
Three men, ages 23, 24 and 25, were arrested in the raid. They were charged with criminal possession of marijuana and criminal use of “drug paraphernalia.”
The search warrant was executed at about 1 p.m. Tuesday at 610 Morris Park Avenue, according to police.
Investigators seized 593 plants, some as tall as seven feet.
The cops claimed that 50 to 60 pounds of weed were being produced each month, for a cop-estimated value of about $250,000. That means these cops — who may, in fact, be prone to lying — are claiming the marijuana was worth $4,166 to $5,000 a pound.