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Police find four floors of pot plants

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New York police said they found a vertical marijuana farm, taking up four floors of a five-story Bronx apartment building.

Police broke down the door of the building Monday and discovered 600 potted marijuana plants filling the top four floors of the building in the Morris Park neighborhood, the New York Post reported, as well as sodium vapor growing lights casting a yellow glow, and modifications to the ventilation system.

"They were using enough electricity, grow lights and such to power an entire city block," a law enforcement source was quoted as saying.

The newspaper said the 1,500 pounds of pot removed from the building had a street value estimated at $7.5 million. Three men were arrested on drug dealing and possession charges.

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