Cops bust West Loop pot grow house
More than $260,000 worth of drugs seized
03/02/2011 8:51 PM
Chicago Police busted a marijuana grow house in the West Loop Tuesday night, executing a warrant on a house that turned up about 100 plants and $260,000 worth of pot.
Working on information cultivated from the departmentís narcotics unit, police entered a home on the 300 block of South Jefferson Street, where they found a grow house operation with a ventilation system, grow lights and generators.
Police said the operation supported roughly 100 plants, and a large amount of cannabis was found drying in several bedrooms.
A search of the building also turned up several vials of a substance suspected to be anabolic steroids, as well as $1,100 in cash. Police arrested 31-year-old Ryan Vrane, of the same address, and he was charged with felonies for possessing cannabis and cannabis plants, as well as a misdemeanor charge of possessing anabolic steroids.
He had been scheduled to appear in court on March 2.