Michoud man busted for high tech pot operation

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Associated Press

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms have arrested a man for running a high tech marijuana growing business. They also confiscated $175,000 worth of pot.

Authorities said Friday that investigators seized more than 100 marijuana plants from a house that had been converted for growing marijuana. The estimated street value of the plants is $100,000.

The house was specially wired to accommodate 14 high-output lights needed to keep the marijuana growing.

Detectives found an additional $75,000 worth of pot at the home of 26-year-old Bill Vo.

Vo was arrested for possession of marijuana with the Intent to distribute, as well as cultivation of marijuana.

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