February 1, 2023


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Two arrested just after huge-scale marijuana grow uncovered at Belchertown residence | News

BELCHERTOWN, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Two individuals are below arrest following authorities identified a substantial-scale cannabis rising procedure in a Hampshire County residence.

Belchertown Police reported that emergency crews were being alerted to a feasible dwelling fire at 24 West Avenue soon just before 8 a.m. Monday.  The report indicated that smoke was coming from the eaves of the roof.

Firefighters arrived at the household and manufactured entry.  After within, they reportedly located a large-scale marijuana expanding procedure.

“It was identified there was no lively fire at the home, fairly, what was considered to be smoke was triggered by an elaborate exhaust system,” police described.

Investigators were granted a research warrant and uncovered that the residence was uninhabited and failed to have any possessions or home furnishings.  Authorities also reportedly identified about 800 marijuana plants, developing equipment, and $2,500 in funds.

“The total house experienced been transformed into a cannabis growing procedure on all amounts of the household,” law enforcement extra.  

Police arrested 60-12 months-aged Huoqiu Wu and 57-yr-previous Can Hui Wu, both of Brookyln, NY – who were each at the home – on charges of cultivation of marijuana, conspiracy to violate drug guidelines, and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance.  They had been booked at the law enforcement section and were held on $25,000 bail every at the Hampshire County Dwelling of Correction.

Belchertown Police pointed out that the property was filled all through with mildew and that the big sum of lights and mechanical equipment posed a large chance for fireplace threat.