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Abandoned pot operation found in dead Wyoming man’s basement

December 2, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities in Wyoming say they found a large marijuana growing operation in the basement of a home where a man was recently found dead.

Teton County sheriff’s officials say they believe 69-year-old Jeffrey Archer died of natural causes. Five of Archer’s dogs were also found dead and a sixth was treated for dehydration.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports investigators returned to the home after realizing it had a hidden basement. A wall of debris covered the entry to the basement.

Investigators say the marijuana operation had been abandoned for at least a year.

Teton County Sgt. Todd Stanyon says the operation appeared too big for just one person but Archer never came up in previous investigations.

Authorities are looking for any living relatives of Archer.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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