Elaborate Marijuana Grow House Busted

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(Memphis) On the front law of a Raleigh home on Plymouth Avenue, remnants of marijuana plants grown in pots sit in piles.

Police left them after raiding the place Thursday.

Investigators say three men turned the home into a marijuana grow house.

Inside, police say they found 148 pot plants.

"It was 14 big pots," a man who watched the officers haul them out of his neighbors home said.

"It took two police officers to pull them and one holding the pot, when they got them out they had an ax and they chopped them out at the roots and they filled up two pick-up trucks of marijuana."

Officers also found 178 pound of leaves and what they call loose trimmings.

That's not all.

According to the affidavit, the men created an elaborate growing operation. That included lighting, and a ventilation system.

They also tapped into power lines that were routed to their house but bypassed the MLGW meter, so they were also charged with theft.

"It was a really clean house," Richard Crowe said.

Crowe has done maintenance work at the rental home in the past.

"I never saw anything suspicious before this is really shocking and really sad," he said.

Neighbors say what's really sad is kids walk by the home daily.

"Marijuana or any drugs in your neighborhood that's not a good thing look at all the kids around here," one neighbor said.

The suspects are each held on a $3 million bond.


    • Joe

      dear 13 year olds……its a law…its on the books

      the last thing we need is more stoners driving and working after using an illegal drug

      doesnt really matter if its personal or commercial….its illegal here

      dont like it?

      move to Colorado or Washington…..we wont miss u

  • Dr. JohnS

    Wow, why don;t we call the governor and president, maybe they would like their picture in the paper for the ‘great crime’ of the century. I would think the police would have more to do with their time than worry about marijuana.

  • canadianwhiskeygirl

    Sounds like shelby county had a vendetta. $3 mil bond on ea. Sounds a bit too much to me just over pot.

  • whitesavagesareevilsndstink

    At least they werent importing from violent cartels bond a bit high for reefer but they shouldn’t have tapped into the meter or growing in residental area near a school now they will be facing fed charges over a plant!

  • canadianwhiskeygirl

    Report maybe like 10 kilos cocaine or heroin then I would understand better the extremely high.bond on ea. Oh wait a min! Mercy me…theyr trying to make an example

  • Hard Truths

    The people enforcing these dying laws KNOW they are doing evil.

    There is a whole lot of karma waiting on the war criminals in the war on drugs.

  • Hard Truths

    And those bond amounts are INSANE.

    Ten times higher than for the typical axe murderer.

    The bond is unreasonable, lawless, and purely vindictive. It is designed to prevent the accused from posting bond, NOT to assure their presence at trial.

    Criminal justice system has its pants on the floor!

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are takingover in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing Americans while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


    • Joe

      god…..what a pothead……and an embarassment,,,,,,please move…..we dont want you here

      there are only a few hundred thousand responsible citizens here in the metropolitan area that oppose mj

      you are a distinct minority …and we’ll keep it that way

  • Hard Truths


    — police unions

    — prison guard unions

    — private prison companies

    — the alcohol industry

    — Big Pharma

    And of course, all the useful idiots out there who think they are being dutiful citizens. Really, what they are doing is venting their hate on the people they THINK are using marijuana. In fact, it’s largely their own children and grandchildren.

    In general, the opposition is fighting a losing battle for a cause they KNOW is wrong.

    Everyone who opposes legalizing marijuana, it can fairly be said, is a war criminal in the so-called “War on Drugs” — because by now —


    • Joe

      wow cant believe your level of ignorance…..I certainly dont want my kids around it….and I cant think of anyone of note who has admitted to using mj.

      war criminals? please…..put down the bong

      its illegal…..period……move if you dont like it

      congratulations to the pd for finding it……that means theres less being sold to our kids….

  • whitesRdevilsanhypicrites

    Even though I have no problem with reefer they shouldn’t have been growing that much in a residential area and stealing elwctricty. That was a commercial operations in one of my communties not some private person growing for personal consumption. Its a difference. Proves my point again

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