Police seized nearly 170 pounds of marijuana from a home in West Hartford on Wednesday.
West Hartford police officers were joined by DEA agents as well as agents from Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an operation at 35 Cambridge St.( Wed Dec 05 19:50:09 PST 2012 $__output )
Law enforcement officers conducted a controlled delivery to the house, according to police.
They said they found a huge crate carrying pottery had a false bottom, where investigators found the marijuana. In all, officers seized 167 pounds of marijuana worth $200,000.
"They tried to use motor oil and grease to mask the scent," Lt. Jeremy Clark, said.
Arrested in the operation were Andy Gajju, 20, of 35 Cambridge Street, Daniel Vidal, 23, of Chestnut Court in Cromwell, and Corey Brookshire, 39, of Abbotsford Avenue in West Hartford.
The three men are charged with conspiracy to sell drugs and sale and distribution of narcotics.
"Certainly that amount of marijuana is not for the average dealer, not for the average person on the street," Lt. Clark, said.
Police said the drugs were shipped from inside the United States and were transported by a shipping company.
Which shipping company made the delivery is not known.