Man arrested after police discover marijuana grow operation in Bentleyville

Bentleyville marijuana operation raided

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. %

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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.