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Campbell Police raid marijuana grow operation

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CAMPBELL, Ohio -

An early morning wake-up call in Campbell as police move in with full force to raid a home and bust a marijuana grow operation.

Campbell Police Chief Dennis Puscarcik tells 21 News that it was the community who first alerted him about the suspected crime.

So the police did surveillance on the home in the 600 block of Devitt Avenue in Campbell and it didn't take long for detectives to realize that there was a marijuana grow operation.

"People were smelling marijuana when they're coming out of their houses and stuff like that and the lights were on all night," Chief Puscarcik said.

That's why Campbell police and its Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at the home, discovering the elaborate set-up and at least 56 marijuana plants.

"We found a pretty nice grow house.  We've got some complaints from some neighbors.  And we started watching the place and did some surveillance. Just started watching it and found that there was a grow house here.  And it's a lot larger than I suspected it to be," Chief Puscarcik tells 21 News.

The police chief says Devitt has always been a quiet neighborhood which is why it may have been ideal for this type of activity.

Only one man was in the home at the time of the raid and he was questioned by police.

 Detectives say charges are pending against that man.

The pot operation was dismantled and the plants taken as evidence and eventually will be destroyed.

However, the chief says this should send a message to others that drug dealing won't be tolerated in Campbell.

Neighbors are just glad that police gave the marijuana grow operation a surprise eviction notice.

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