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On Monday the New York Police Department busted a "groovy garden" in Staten Island consisting of 375 marijuana plants. According to the New York Post, the operation was run by two brothers and took in nearly $1 million a year. The house was sucking off over $100,000 in stolen power from Con Ed. A police source told the paper, "You almost got a contact high by just going into the house. It was like a heavy, earthy pot smell." More details, via the Post, after the jump.
The indoor pot farm operated in an unassuming house on James Place in the Rosebank section, and initially got little attention. One of the brothers' tricks for staying below the radar was avoiding electric bills for their grow lights, which is often a telltale sign of a drug operation. Keith allegedly rigged the electrical system to bypass the Con Ed meter, and stole more than $147,000 worth of electricity. When cops went into the home at 6:40 a.m. Monday, they were shocked by the virtual tropical island they were entering. "It was a massive enterprise that you could never tell from the outside," said one source. "It looked like a jungle in there."
Pic via the Staten Island Advance.
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