• Officers make major bust at marijuana growing operation in Uniontown

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    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Police in Uniontown executed a search warrant Thursday night at a home where enforcement officers said they found a marijuana growing operation earlier in the day.

    According to police, a code enforcement officer went into a home on Berkley Street Thursday afternoon to do a code check and found the operation.

    Police said the officers needed to obtain a search warrant before raiding the house.

    Authorities said there were also at least nine dogs inside the home.

    More than a dozen law enforcement officials were on scene as evidence was collected and taken away.

    “There was a lot of paraphernalia. He had a big-time grow operation,” Uniontown Police Officer Thomas Kolencik said. “There was a lot of equipment. It was definitely the biggest one I have seen in 11 years.”

    Officials said a suspect from the house was taken into custody but has not officially been charged yet.

    Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com as details continue to develop.

     

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