Mount Zion man runs cannabis farm from his basement, police say


  Privacy Policy MOUNT ZION — Police said a Mount Zion man turned the basement of his home into a cannabis production farm, growing the plants and and cooking them into “cannabis hash oil.” A sworn affidavit said that on Monday night Mount Zion police raided the house on Oakcrest Court where the 30-year-old man lives. Officers said they seized 25 cannabis plants flourishing under eight 1,000-watt grow lights in a basement equipped with fans and “CO2 devices.” The affidavit said police also seized 2,400 grams of cannabis and equipment that was being used to extract the hash oil, a highly potent form of the drug. The man was jailed on preliminary charges of unlawful possession of cannabis plants and manufacturing equipment, unlawful possession with intent to deliver more than 2,000 grams of cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorneys’ Office. The affidavit said the man did not attempt to hide what he was doing when police suddenly showed up at his door. “(He) stated he knew why police had the search warrant and would show officers the cannabis plants,” the affidavit said. Mount Zion man runs cannabis farm from his basement, police say

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