Authorities Raid Alleged Marijuana Grow House

Aaron Kupec
August 31, 2018 - 10:04 am

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EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Police raided an alleged marijuana grow house in East Windsor Thursday night, seizing drugs, explosives, and weapons and making one arrest.

Members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, local police, and federal DEA agents came knocking at a home on Wesley Road in the Broad Brook section of town around 9 p.m., said state police.

Authorities seized almost 200 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, 1,153 grams of processed pot, marijuana seeds, and grow equipment, said troopers. They also found numerous guns, including an Uzi, an AK-47, and an AR-15 with high capacity magazines, a bump stock, and silencer-- along with fireworks and explosives in the garage, said police.

Under arrest on a slew of drug, explosives, and weapons charges is 45-year-old resident Marc Edward Bentancourt, said authorities. Bentancourt was held on $250,000 bond pending arraignment Friday in Enfield Superior Court.