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372 pounds of hydroponic pot seized in raid

Posted at 10:03 PM, Oct 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-18 22:03:48-04

BILOXI, Ms. (WOX)  On Thursday, the Biloxi narcotics police department seized over 300 pounds of marijuana plants from two homes. 

Biloxi officials are now looking for 25-year-old Tin Quac Tran after the discovery of two homes with elaborate ventilation and lighting systems with indoor crops of hydroponic marijuana.

Narcotics agents seized 372 pounds of hydroponic marijuana plants. Some plants reached up to 11-feet tall.

Authorities say the marijuana has an estimated street value of more than $500,000 dollars.

Officials also seized about 21 pounds of processed marijuana and large amounts of paraphernalia.

Tran faces charges of cultivation of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.