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Alpharetta police seize $850,000 in marijuana

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ALPHARETTA, GA (CBS46) -

Police in Alpharetta seized 188 pounds of marijuana along Waters Run Drive after a resident complaint.

Officers arrived at the unoccupied home and stumbled upon a large professional grow operation.

A search warrant was obtained to enter the home and begin the investigation.

The house was structurally altered for growing. Holes had been created through three floors of hardwood flooring and up to the ceiling areas. Large industrial ductwork had been created to travel from the basement to the top floor level.

It appeared electrical power was stolen as it bypassed the residential meter, according to reports.

More than 250 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were confiscated.

The investigation revealed the owner was renting the house. The owner had no knowledge of the grow operation.

A person of interest was identified and the investigation continues.

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