By Patch Editor Jessie Sawyer.
Farmington and Southington officers have seized at least five pounds of marijuana from the Two Mile Drive home of a resident operating a drug factory, police said.
Police arrested Bruce Bisi, 68, of 44 Two Mile Road Sept. 25 after officers, acting on a search and seizure warrant, found "large quantities of marijuana that had been cut down from the marijuana stocks" in his yard as recently as that day, according to a press release from the Farmington Police Department.
The plants "were strewn about the residence in various stages of processing and packaging for resale," police said.
Farmington police investigated the possibility of a marijuana growing operation at the home after a tip from the Southington Police Department. Farmington Narcotics Response Team members, detectives and patrol officers, assisted by Southington narcotics officers, searched the home at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday.
"The area in the back of the home where the plants had been growing showed evidence of no less than 15 large mature marijuana plants," Lt. Colin Ryan, Farmington's public information officer, said in a statement.
The police officers seized the marijuana, which is now in evidence.
"The final weight of the seized marijuana is unknown at this stage of the evidence collection," police said, but will likely amount to slightly more than five pounds.
Police took Bisi from his home without incident and charged him with possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, cultivating marijuana, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Bisi was held in custody on a $25,000 bond.
Farmington police ask that anyone with information contact Det. Sgt. Patrick Buckley at 860-675-2464.
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