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4 Arrested In Connection With Dakota Co. Marijuana Grow Operation

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties.

Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley,  were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.

According to the authorities, on May 28, the Dakota County Drug Task Force searched five locations in Shakopee, Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville.

At the locations, authorities seized a hundreds of ‘high-quality’ marijuana plants, a large amount of marijuana growing equipment, finished marijuana product, money and several vehicles.

Dakota County officials learned of the operation after a neighborhood complaint of a strong odor of marijuana coming from the grow operation.

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