Last updated: May 6, 4:31 p.m.
Police collected 88 marijuana plants from a Graham Road home May 3, a seizure that police say ranks among the department's largest.
"This is one of the nicer grows that we have seen, but not the biggest, although it would be right up there with the big ones," said Detective Tom Gottas, of the 's narcotics division.
No arrests have been made, he said, but the investigation continues.
A fully mature marijuana plant is typically worth about $1,000. Gottas said each of the plants collected was worth about $500 or less (about $40,000 total).
"We got them before they were completely done growing," he said.
After the investigation and prosecution is complete, Gottas said the marijuana plants will be burned.
"A court order is obtained for destruction and they are then taken to an incinerator, usually a steel mill or some other facility with a large scale furnace operation," he explained.
Gottas said police received an anonymous tip about the plants.
Despite the small size of the house, at 2015 Graham Rd., "The operation was quite involved, with sophisticated grow equipment," he said.
"There were parts of the grow [operation] in every room with the majority of the actual plant growing operation located in the bedrooms," Gottas said.
The case is being worked jointly with the Summit County Drug Unit.
Illegal cultivation is a second-degree felony and possession of drugs is a third-degree felony.
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