Victor Street fire leads police to uncover large marijuana grow-op
Police cruisers blocked off the 700 block of Victor Street Saturday morning following a large fire.
Published Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:27AM CST
Last Updated Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:28AM CST
A large fire lead police to uncover a grow-op Sunday morning.
The blaze broke out early Saturday morning in the garage of a home in the 700 block of Victor Street. It quickly spread to neighbourhing houses – damaging four in total.
No one was injured in the blaze, but shortly after the fire was brought under control, a marijuana grow-op was discovered in one of the homes.
Police said they found 82 marijuana plants with an estimated value of about $92,000. Officers also seized grow-op equipment worth about $3,000.
A 39-year-old man was arrested and has since been released on a promise to appear.
Police said the grow-op did not cause the fire.