Police raiding a five-floor building in Bronx Tuesday found it filled with nearly 600 marijuana plants. Some of the plants were nearly 7-feet tall.
Police called the Morris Park Avenue based operation a sophisticated pot factory that was growing millions of dollars worth of the drug.
Brian Munoz, 24, Victor Reyes, 23, and Diego Reyes, 25, were reportedly each charged in connection to the operation with one count of criminal possession of marijuana, one count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the first degree and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree.
Police say they received a tip from one of the building’s neighbors late last year. Officers moved in with a search warrant after weeks of surveillance, arresting the suspects and shutting down the operation that raked in $250,000 every 30 days.
Neighbors in the area said they were surprised and never suspected anything.