Marijuana Grow House Busted in North Miami: Police

$360,000 worth of plants found in home, one man in custody: Police

By Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, Oct 25, 2012  |  Updated 12:08 PM EDT
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North Miami Police say they found $360,000 worth of marijuana plants in this home.

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A North Miami man is facing marijuana trafficking and other charges after detectives discovered an elaborate growing operation with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pot in a house, police said Thursday.

Nayip Laboy Negron, 36, was arrested Wednesday night after undercover detectives served a search warrant at the house in the 1000 block of Northeast 130th Street, North Miami Police said.

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In the home, detectives discovered an "elaborate and sophisticated marijuana growing operation" with 62 marijuana plants weighing 120 pounds for an estimated street value of $360,000, police said.

The drugs were seized and Negron was arrested on charges of marijuana trafficking, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and several other drug related charges, police said.

He was being held on $61,000 bond Thursday and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.

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