Large illegal marijuana grow operation found in Detroit building

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:29:37-04

Detroit police say a large marijuana grow operation was discovered in a building in northwest Detroit on Monday morning.

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Neighbors discovered the grow operation in the 14200 block of 8 Mile between Greenfield and Coolidge when the back door to the facility was open.

The neighbor called police but before officers could arrive a man came by and shut the door. When officers arrived, it seems he wasn't interested in letting them in so they got a warrant to search the place.

The man claimed it was a licensed caregiver facility for medical marijuana but police say he's never applied to be a licensed caregiver and the property has never been licensed as a medical marijuana care center, so they are seizing all of the pot.

We're told one man was arrested and over 100 plants were seized from the building.