Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

The Des Moines Police Department busted a marijuana grow operation in an apparently abandoned house near S. 223rd and 19th Ave S. on Monday, Feb. 16.

“Our officers were dispatched to a ‘suspicious subjects’ call at that location,” Sgt. Doug Jenkins told The Waterland Blog. “The reporting party didn’t recognize the people that were coming and going from the house. When the officers arrived, several people fled on foot but were quickly apprehended.”

Officers determined there was a large marijuana grow operation in the house.

“It doesn’t appear that anyone was actually living in the house,” Jenkins added. “It looks like the house was being used exclusively to grow marijuana.”

Police anticipate recommending charges against the three individuals that were apprehended.


2 Responses to “Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday”
  1. BirchCreek says:

    Good Job!

  2. Bill says:

    Wow, I could smell it every time I walked past it. Surprised it took that long to bust.

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