• Man arrested after police discover marijuana grow operation in Bentleyville


    BENTLEYVILLE, Pa. - A man was arrested after police said they found a large marijuana grow operation in Bentleyville early Friday.

    Police were initially called to the home to check on children who live there.

    Richard Ritenour, 35, was taken into custody after the raid at a home on Main Street.

    Richard Ritenour
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    Police say they found 71 marijuana plants, a sophisticated irrigation system and a ventilation system.

    Ritenour is facing charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and possession.

    He was taken to the Washington County jail.



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