Suicide call leads to Ga. pot bust

Doraville police find marijuana grow house and more than 400 plants worth about $2.5 million

Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:38 PM
Last updated 4:40 PM
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DORAVILLE, Ga. -- A call about a possible suicide attempt Sunday lead police to a marijuana grow house that contained more than 400 plants worth about $2.5 million.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a man called police around 6 a.m. and said that he was concerned his girlfriend might attempt suicide. The caller gave a suburban Atlanta address where he believed the girlfriend was staying.

Police officers went to the address and asked if the woman was in the home and were told that she was not.

When officers ask to check the house to make sure, the resident refused, said Doraville police spokesman Gene Callaway.

“In an abundance of caution, a warrant was obtained to confirm the female was not in the house,” he said. Officers also smelled a strong odor of marijuana, Callaway said.

A subsequent check found the marijuana.


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