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October 22, 2014
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Marijuana grow house shut down; fourth in Sullivan County this year


In March, 16 people were arrested in a marijuana growing operation that involved six different houses, most of them in or near the town of Mamakating. The DEA released a statement at the time, which said, “This takedown has weeded over 6,000 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $20 million dollars, off the streets of not only New York, but cities throughout the Northeast. This seizure, the largest indoor marijuana grow operation of its kind in New York, exemplifies the sophistication with which these groups operate. Marijuana remains a significant source of illegal income for drug trafficking groups in the New York.”