Massive marijuana grow room discovered in Lawrenceville building

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PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police said they made a major drug bust Thursday morning, discovering the “largest grow room they have seen in at least the past 25 years.”

Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson was there when police were investigating at the building on Urban Way, off of Davison Avenue in Lawrenceville. Hudson reported that the building is home to a vending business and the grow lab was discovered on the floor above the business.

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Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said neighbors called 911 after seeing suspicious activity in a nearby alley way.When officers went into the building, they discovered the marijuana grow room on the second floor, officials said.

Three people from McKeesport were arrested at the scene for attempting to break in to the room to steal the drugs, Toler said.

"We suspect right now they were here to rob a marijuana grow lab and what we found was 300 to 400 plants and chemicals,” said Toler.

 Toler said DEA agents are still working to determine what the drugs and chemicals are worth.

 “Some of the guys on the scene were saying this is the largest amount of drugs they’ve seen in 25 years,” Toler said.

 Investigators said they are working to track down the people who rent the space where they discovered the lab.

 The three men involved in the break-in remain in jail. Their names were not immediately released.