Utility workers lead police to $850K pot operation
Utility workers contacted police after finding illegal wiring; led to large drug bust
MADISON, Wis. — According to Madison police, the Dane County Narcotics Task Force dismantled a large marijuana grow operation on the West Side Thursday evening.
Police were alerted to check out a side-by-side duplex at 7101 and 7105 Raymond Road on the west side of Madison after utility workers noticed illegal and dangerous wiring.
The residences were found to be in deplorable condition with numerous fire hazards being caused by jerry-rigged electrical work.
Task Force members seized 850 plants, with a street value of approximately $850,000.
The people on the lease did not live in the duplex and appeared to have signed for others who are responsible for the criminal enterprise, police say.
The Task Force is looking to identify those involved. Information can be given to Madison Area Crime Stoppers.