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Large Pot-Growing Operation Found In Askov, Minn.

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ASKOV, Minn. (WCCO) — A large marijuana growing operation was discovered in Askov, Minn. Tuesday, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say a drug investigation led them to a large commercial building, where they executed a search warrant. Inside, a large hydroponic marijuana growing operation was found inside a hidden room.

The operation included 400 plants, which ranged from 2 inches to 5 feet tall. The estimated street value was $150,000.

After the pot bust, authorities executed a search warrant at the suspect’s house in Barnum. Another large hydroponic marijuana growing operation was discovered in the upstairs of the garage.

Charges are pending.

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