A marijuana grow discovered in University Place last week held 660 plants, police said.
Officers discovered the operation Friday after being called about a possible burglary at a vacant house in the 2100 block of Seaview Avenue West.
When officers arrived, they saw somebody enter the home and noticed a strong smell of pot around the residence. A 22-year-old man answered the door after officers repeatedly knocked and rang the doorbell.
On Monday, the man pleaded not guilty to unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and was held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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The house had been converted into a grow operation, according to charging papers.
Pot plants grew in six bedrooms, a bathroom was used to ventilate exhaust, equipment was stored in the living room, and the dining room had been converted into a basic bedroom.
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