Police find marijuana grow operation in Canonsburg home

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CANONSBURG, Pa. - A grandmother is facing charges in connection with what police called a “sophisticated” marijuana grow house operation in her Canonsburg home.
 
An officer patrolling Chestnut Street on Friday smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the home. 
 
“The odor would be strong as the vent kicked on, and then it would dissipate,” said Canonsburg Police Chief Al Coghill.
 
 
When police showed up with a search warrant, they said Nancy Schwaiger, 69, wasn’t surprised at all.
 
“As soon as they served the warrant, she said she knew why there were there. It was for the marijuana,” Coghill said.

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Police confiscated 25 marijuana plants and extensive equipment, Coghill said. He described the operation as sophisticated and said the plants were well taken care of.
 
“What makes it so sophisticated (was) the equipment. (It) has to be grown at certain humidity levels. (There were) lots of exhausts, grow lights, humidifiers. A separate area of the house (was) set aside for the grow (operation),” he said.
 
Neighbors told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida that it is a very quiet street and they were surprised to hear of the arrest.
 
Schwaiger faced similar charges in 2010. Police said they don’t know if she’s selling the marijuana, but they are still investigating.
 

 

 

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