Extensive cultivation business

If you, like me, have ever been skeptical when police use words like “extensive” when describing marijuana growing operations, lets take a look at this photo together.

Below is a photograph Burlington Police took after they served a search warrant last week at the 116 Lexington Street home of Daniel Gentile, 37.

The reflective material on the walls is one thing, but that ventilation system looks like something I’d expect to see in a spacecraft.

Burlington Police Detective Lt. Stephen O’Meara said the Burlington Police Drug Unit served the warrant at Gentile’s home after an investigation led detectives to believe Gentile was operating “an extensive marijuana cultivation business in his home.”

How extensive?

Police said they found 13 plants, ranging from 2 to 5 feet tall and weighing about 26 pounds. O’Meara said police estimate the marijuana could have sold on the street for over $130,000.

O’Meara said the growing equipment alone was worth over $10,000.

Gentile was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and additionally charged with possession of a dangerous weapon since police say they found a double-edged sword in the home.

He was arraigned Friday in Woburn District Court, but the results of that proceeding were not immediately available.

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5 responses to “Extensive cultivation business

    • Before I get picked apart again…its about time he got caught doing something dirty…that setup he had was probably years in the making…

  1. If we didn’t live in a country with ridiculous laws that make plants illegal you could just grow it outside next to your tomatoes instead of having to have such an “extensive” operation. Dude’s a job creator.

  2. They probably caught him because of excessive electricity consumption, followed by infrared light surveillance on the house(to see the grow lights).

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