Large Marijuana Growing Operation Discovered in Norwich

A vehicle stop lead police to the marijuana growing operation.

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 9:25 PM EDT
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Large Marijuana Growing Operation Discovered in Norwich

Norwich Police discovered this marijuana growing operation in a apartment Tuesday afternoon.

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A vehicle stop in Norwich on Tuesday afternoon led police to uncover an indoor marijuana grow that was set up to maintain a large scale growing operation.
 
Norwich Police attempted to pull over a vehicle operated by Peter Fliri, 25, in the area of Spaulding St. and McKinley Ave around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fliri attempted to elude officers twice before coming to a complete stop.
 
During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered over five ounces of marijuana packaged for sale.
 
As part of their investigation, detectives conducted a search of 12 Bliss Place, Apt. 1. There they discovered several mature marijuana plants, ready for cultivation, as well as grow lights, filtration systems and other materials needed to maintain a large scale marijuana grow operation.
 
Fliri and Andrew Croxton,25, an occupant of the vehicle, were both arrested and charged with a number of charges including possession of marijuana, conspiracy to sell marijuana and illegal cultivation of marijuana. Both are due in court on Dec. 13.
 

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