Crime Watch 8

50 marijuana plants, guns, $100K seized by ISP

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana State Police say they took down an indoor marijuana grow operation on Wednesday afternoon.

A warrant was served in the 1200 block of East 71st Street by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department to locate a subject.

While police were on scene a male inside the home attempted to escape through a window. Police were able to apprehend the male.

Police say the man informed them his father was inside the home. During a quick search of the home police discovered the marijuana grow operation in the basement.

ISP was notified of the operation.

Fifty marijuana plants, seventy, one pound baggies of processed marijuana, one rifle, three pistols and about $100,000 in cash were located by ISP.

“The joint investigation between ISP, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police Excise Police has removed a large amount of illegal drugs and a suspected alcohol still off the streets” stated Sgt. Leonard of the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section. “It was a good investigation that utilized cooperation from all departments involved.”

ISP asks anyone with information about illegal drug activity to contact the drug tip line at 1-800-453-4756.

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