Fairfield Police dismantle unsafe and illegal marijuana grow operations
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Fairfield Police have announced the dismantling of two illegal marijuana grow operations amid recent efforts to crack down on such operations in the community.
On the morning of Friday, March 11, officers responded to a commercial building on the 200 block of Bell Avenue regarding a possible burglary. Officers reportedly discovered the front door open and major damage to a roll-up garage door.
Inside the building, officers found several rooms containing hundreds of marijuana plants, grow lights, exposed (and illegal) wiring, ventilation, and various other modifications to outfit the building as a grow operation. No other people were found at the site, police said.
On the morning of Saturday, March 12, officers responded to an alleged burglary-in-progress involving the exchange of gunfire on the 3000 block of Dover Avenue. Responding officers located broken glass, and a front door that had been pried open and riddled with bullet holes.
Inside the property, officers again found hundreds of marijuana plants and evidence that the place had been outfitted to accommodate a grow operation.
No known arrests have been made yet in connection to either operation.