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Bridgeport Police Find Home Filled With Pot Plants On Burglary Call

Bridgeport Police are investigating a pot-production set-up in a city residence.
Bridgeport Police are investigating a pot-production set-up in a city residence. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Officers called to a reported burglary in process instead found a home filled with multiple marijuana plants, Bridgeport police said.

According to police, a call came in at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, reporting a burglary in progress at a home on Reservoir Avenue near Victory Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found a side door that appeared to have been forced open, police said.

Believing a burglary suspect was inside the residence, officers conducted a search of the premises, police said. Instead, they found 20 marijuana plants in a room upstairs, police said.

In the basement, officers located a door that appeared to have been forced open, according to police.

They also found two rooms with materials used to produce marijuana, including extensive ventilation ducts, electrical wiring, heat lamps, potting soil, and discarded marijuana plants, police said.

No suspect was found during the search, according to police.

Witnesses reported that a Hispanic man had been living at the residence for six months and had been seen recently, police say.

Police obtained a warrant for the residence and seized the evidence. The investigation is continuing.

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