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.
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.”
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.