Cops bust West Loop pot grow house

More than $260,000 worth of drugs seized

03/02/2011 8:51 PM

By Ben Meyerson

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Photos courtesy Chicago Police Department

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.

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By Laura from South Loop
Posted: 03/31/2011 8:54 AM

So wouldn't it be nice if we taxed it and made some money, instead of dwindling the resources of our police department over this? Shaking my head, makes no sense to me. But hey, if ya want to talk about it, let's grab a beer! Cause alcohol never causes any problems and is legal. Makes no sense to me at all........

By WestLooper from West Loop
Posted: 03/27/2011 11:02 PM

"Working on information *cultivated*..." Funny.