Bridgeport police find 20 pot plants while searching for burglar

Marijuana plant (file)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Police found about 20 marijuana plants while searching for a burglary suspect in a Bridgeport home Sunday.

Police say they received a call abut a reported burglary in progress at a home on Reservoir Avenue, near the corner of Victory Avenue, around 4:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the residence, they found a side door that appeared to have been forced open. Believing the burglary supect was inside the home, police conducted a search of the premises. However, instead of finding the burglar, police found about 20 marijuana plants in an upstairs room.

In the basement of the home, where another door appeared to be forced open, police found two rooms with materials to produce marijuana such as extensive ventilation ducts, electrical wiring, heat lamps, potting soil, and discarded marijuana plants.

While police did not locate a suspect, witnesses told them that a Hispanic man had been living there for 6 months and was recently seen there. Police obtained a warrant to seize all evidence from the home. The incident remains under investigation.

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