Ohio police seize more than $1 million worth of marijuana, arrest two

marijuana 4COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police busted what they say is one of the most intricate grow systems they have found in years, seizing over $1 million worth of marijuana.

Tuesday, they executed four search warrants at  1172 Crossbrook Blvd., 1803 Woodcrest Rd., 885 S. Broadleigh Rd. and 5151 Lambert Rd.

They discovered grow sites at three of these locations; the Broadleigh location was not a grow site.


Timothy Wolford, 55, and Billy Jay Cook, 40, were arrested. Wolford is already on federal probation.

Police seized 629 marijuana plants. That comes out to 200 pounds with a street value of more than $1 million.

It was hydroponic marijuana, which has a higher THC level and typically runs for about $5,000 per pound.

Investigators call this one of the most intricate grow systems they have found in years.

marijuana 1The investigation is ongoing, and police say a resident gave them a tip that helped the investigation.

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