Police bust large marijuana grow operation in Portage County

HIRAM TOWNSHIP - Authorities recovered about six pounds of harvested marijuana and more than 30 large plants after shutting down a marijuana growing operation in Hiram Township on Monday.

According to the Portage County Sheriff's Office, the drug task force located a marijuana farm on the 7730 block of Tiolki Lane in Hiram Township on Oct. 9.

Outside the home, police recovered five large marijuana plants growing inside several 55-gallon drums that were sitting on a dock at a pond.  

Inside the home, police recovered 26 large plants and multiple jars containing about six pounds of harvested marijuana.

Police said the drug was being converted to various edibles including marijuana butter and laced brownies.  Other drug paraphernalia items were located inside the house, indicative of drug trafficking.

Authorities said the evidence will be sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for testing and the results will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for a grand jury's consideration.

Police did not name any suspects or indicate if they arrested anyone during the raid.

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