Marijuana seized: 243 plants with street value over $200,000 seized in Columbia Township

Members of the Lorain County Narcotics Unit seized more than 243 marijuana plants with a street value over $200,000 Sept. 14 from a Columbia Township home, according to a Lorain County Sheriff’s Office media release.

On Sept. 2, the Narcotics Unit received an anonymous tip about a possible extensive outdoor grow operation, the Oct. 25 release said.

Investigators conducted surveillance and utilized other law enforcement techniques to obtain a search warrant from the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office, according to the release.

On Sept. 14, drug task force members executed the search warrant and seized the plants, with some of them over six feet tall, the release said.

The marijuana, which has a street value over $243,000 was very well attended too with plant growth materials and an irrigation system for watering, the release said.

The investigation will be forwarded to the Lorain County grand jury for prosecution, according to the release.

No other details were available.

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