Northeast Times

Big pot bust in Frankford

A Frank­ford ware­house was home to a mil­lion-dol­lar in­door marijuana farm be­fore Phil­adelphia po­lice raided the site on Jan. 2, ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­ports.

The po­lice de­part­ment’s of­fi­cial in­form­a­tion of­fice de­clined to re­lease de­tails of the night­time raid, claim­ing that the FBI con­duc­ted the probe. FBI sources told the North­east Times that their agency was not in­volved.

A Phil­adelphia Daily News re­port stated that mem­bers of the po­lice de­part­ment’s Nar­cot­ics Field Unit pulled 77 pot plants out of the build­ing on Unity Street near Penn Street. The high-po­tency crop would have com­manded $1.5 mil­lion if sold on the street, the pa­per said, cit­ing un­dis­closed po­lice sources.

The pa­per fur­ther re­por­ted that hun­dreds of pre­scrip­tion pills were also seized, and that three men and one wo­man were ar­res­ted in con­nec­tion with the in­vest­ig­a­tion. Their iden­tit­ies have not been re­vealed. ••

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