HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. -- The smell of pot on the road is what lead deputies to an elaborate marijuana growing operation. Over 400 plants were ceased from the estate. The plants were worth over half a million dollars. Captain Troy Peterson with the Harrison County Sheriff’s department tells WLOX the suspects were growing hydroponic marijuana which is more valuable than “generic” marijuana and the suspects must have spent thousands of dollars building the grow room and they wasted two $250,000 dollar homes in the process.
Sheriff Melvin Brisolara tells News Mississippi, “They had the carpet pulled up and there was no furniture in the homes. These houses were strictly set up to grow the marijuana in them. One of the largest operations that I have seen in my thirty-five years.”
As of now the Department is looking for 25-year-old Quac Tran Tin of Biloxi. So far no arrests have been made.