Police respond to burglary report, find pot-growing operation

Marijuana confiscated by Dayton police on March 24, 2015.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton police are looking for two suspects involved in a large marijuana growing operation.

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Police found more than 50 marijuana plants and at least 75 buckets of freshly cultivated weed early Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called to 5426 Woodbine Avenue for a burglary in progress. Once crews rolled up they noticed a strong smell of marijuana.

The narcotics team was then called in for processing to collect the plants and drug paraphernalia.

Neighbors say police knocked on their doors early in the morning to let them know what was happening.

“These men came and beat him up so bad that he had to go to the hospital and they don’t know if he’s going to make it,” nearby resident Samantha Vonderbrink said, “They broke down walls thinking there’s money. They said they also found two vaults full of a bunch of guns.”

Dayton Police up to $50,000 worth of pot growing and cultivating equipment was also inside the home.

If you have any information about the suspects’ whereabouts. You’re asked to call Dayton Police.

 

 

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