Officers responding to a medical call made a big discovery in southwest Atlanta. Inside a home they found a sophisticated marijuana grow operation with plants worth more than half a million dollars on Monday.
At least 250 plants were found in a home at 3228 Telford Terrace, according to Atlanta police said.
The investigation began Sunday when officers, who had recently received several tips about the home, responded to an unrelated medical call in the area. It was then that they noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the home, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
Investigators went to the home to speak to the residents, but no one answered the door, he said. Officers brought in K-9 and the dog indicated from the roadway that drugs were in the house.
Investigators obtained a search warrant and served it around noon Monday, Officer Chafee said.
“The plants were in four rooms of the house and divided according to size,” Officer Chafee said. “An irrigation system had been set up to hydrate the plants.”
Cut plants were also found hanging in the hallway to dry and special lighting was in place for the plants, many of which were several feet tall, police said.
“Investigators are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for suspects and no arrests have been made at this time,” Officer Chafee said.
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