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Amesbury Police Uncover Sophisticated Marijuana Operation In Secret Room

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Michael Makiej was arrested in Amesbury, accused of growing marijuana.

Michael Makiej was arrested in Amesbury, accused of growing marijuana.

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AMESBURY (CBS) – An Amesbury man is facing drug charges after officers found 25 marijuana plants growing in a secret room behind a closet in his home.

Michael Makiej was arrested over the weekend and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.

Police say a tip from California authorities sent them to Makiej’s home.

They were told that a package containing two pounds of marijuana was being shipped to Makiej’s address.

pothead Amesbury Police Uncover Sophisticated Marijuana Operation In Secret Room

Michael Makiej was arrested in Amesbury, accused of growing marijuana.

Officers got a warrant to seize the marijuana and to search Makiej’s home.

They found some small marijuana plants and a significant amount of growing materials in Makiej’s room.

Believing there was more marijuana in the house, officers continued their search and found a secret room behind a closet.

That secret room contained about 25 plants, large lights, temperatures gauges and a venting system.

Amesbury police called it one of the most elaborate marijuana-growing systems they’ve ever come across.

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