Police: Entire NYC building was pot farm

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 13:48 EDT
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A five-story marijuana farm discovered in New York City. Image: Screengrab via NBC New York.
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A five-story building in New York City was raided by police this week, revealing that the entire structure was being used as a multi-tiered marijuana farm.

Police said that four of the floors appeared to be designated to individual stages of the plants’ growth, with the most mature on the top floor.

The building also had expensive filtration and watering systems to keep plants healthy and nosy neighbors about their own business, according to NBC New York.

Officers recovered almost 600 marijuana plants, along with 75 pounds of buds that had been prepared for sale. In total, some 1,550 pounds of illegal plants were pulled out of the building.

Three men, ages 23-25, were arrested in the raid. It is not clear if they were solely responsible.

This video is from NBC New York, broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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