A major marijuana cultivation operation was conducted in Belchertown, Massachusetts, where police this week found hundreds of marijuana plants that violated legal limits on marijuana growing inland. According to the Boston Globe, a call was received to the Belchertown Fire Department on Tuesday, May 9, 2016, about a possible house fire. When they arrived at the West Street flat, they noticed a significant wax operation, allegedly led by two men from abroad.
In Massachusetts, you can legally possess, smoke, and grow marijuana, but there are legal limits when it comes to growing these plants.
But that limit was crossed when police and fire officials in Belchertown discovered a growing amount of marijuana and other marijuana plants at a home in Belchertown on Monday night. Police arrested two men involved in the operation, including a 22-year-old resident of the house.
“It wasn't a furnished house where anyone would live, but where you normally would have a piece of furniture, the marijuana plants took over the whole place”, the official said in a telephone interview. In addition to the plants, police also seized enough marijuana to cover an entire house. The two men arrested were arrested at East Hampshire Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning and are due in court for a hearing on February 12.