Big Pot Growing Operation Shut Down in Franklin
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies, wrapping up a month-long investigation, have had a lot of weed to pull.. as in marijuana.
Authorities Thursday, August 25 arrested 37 year old Yurian Perez and 31 year old Yuniel Brito, both of New Jersey on one count each of felony criminal possession of marijuana, unlawful cultivation of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon.
Authorities say they found a huge cannabis grow operation in a home on County Highway 21 in the Town of Franklin that used elaborate ventilation, lighting, and irrigation. A total of 328 plants were seized as well as the grow equipment, a crossbow and metal knuckle knife. A vehicle was also seized.
Authorities say all the electricity used to run the “grow-op” was found to be stolen from NYSEG.
The investigation continues and more charges and more suspects could be identified.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office also thanked citizens for providing information in this incident and others. Anyone with tips can call them in to 1-888-914-911.