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Reading house fire leads police to $350K worth of growing marijuana

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 11, 2017 10:29 AM
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(Reading) --  Police say a house fire in Berks County led them to discover $350,000 worth of marijuana growing inside.

Reading police seized the marijuana after a fire on Thursday.

Firefighters responded to an electrical fire at the house on North Ninth Street. They then called police when they discovered more than 120 adult plants, each about six feet tall, growing in the home.

Police are investigating and haven't charged anyone with growing or possessing the drugs, which weigh about 150 pounds.

They say whoever was growing the pot used sophisticated electric and watering equipment.

The $350,000 is the value of the drugs if they were sold on the street.

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