Northeast Times

Pot plants seized in Northwood

A Frank­ford man had a high-tech garden grow­ing in­side his home, but he wasn’t go­ing to win any hor­ti­cul­tur­al awards for it, Phil­adelphia au­thor­it­ies say. In­stead, the healthy crop landed him in jail. On Sat­urday, po­lice raided Daniel Falu’s home on the 5200 block of Large St. and al­legedly found dozens of marijuana plants grow­ing in­side. The nar­cot­ics in­vest­ig­at­ors also seized about 600 grams of co­caine from the house, ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice. Au­thor­it­ies didn’t say what promp­ted the in­vest­ig­a­tion.

Falu was charged with drug pos­ses­sion, drug dis­tri­bu­tion, con­spir­acy and pos­sess­ing an in­stru­ment of crime. He re­mains in jail in lieu of $1 mil­lion bail and is sched­uled for an Oct. 7 court hear­ing, the DA’s of­fice said. ••

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