Cleveland police raid marijuana factory in city neighborhood
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police alerted by odors emanating from a building’s exhaust system has raided a large indoor marijuana grow operation in an inner-city neighborhood.
Cleveland.com reports police during a raid Friday found around 250 plants and 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of harvested marijuana inside a building outfitted with grow lights worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A man identified as the operator of the grow site was arrested. Cleveland police district Commander Brandon Kutz says investigators will confer with Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County and federal prosecutors about possible charges.
An employee at a business across the street from the building said the operator told people he made and repaired furniture when he moved there a year ago. The employee says the neighborhood often reeked from the smell of marijuana.
Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com