Police bust illegal marijuana grow operation in Dearborn Heights

Posted: 5:16 AM, Aug 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-04 11:50:36-04

Police say a man, believed to be around 40 years old, was arrested on Wednesday for running an illegal marijuana grow operation at a home in Dearborn Heights.

They estimate there were around 150 marijuana plants in the backyard of the house on Rouge River Dr. They say there was a fertilizing and watering system. They also found marijuana plants and lights inside the house.

Police discovered the illegal grow operation while responding to a burglar alarm in the neighborhood on Wednesday. While they were checking on that, they wound up finding the pot plants. The home is owned by a woman in her 70s, but investigators believe her son was the one behind it all. When he arrived at the house, he was arrested.

Raymond Dalou lives next door and says he smelled marijuana for a few weeks, but didn't know where it was coming from.

Dearborn Hts. police say they will continue gathering evidence and then submit a warrant request to the Wayne Co. Prosecutor for charges.