Raid nets marijuana worth more than $1M in Piscataway
Police: More than 500 pot plants found at Piscataway home
Home News Tribune Online 03/11/08
By JOSHUA BURD, STAFF WRITER
PISCATAWAY: A man allegedly growing more than $1 million worth of marijuana in an elaborate household operation with hundreds of plants was arrested and charged today after a raid on his Penrose Lane home, state police said.
Timothy Gordon, 42, is being charged with maintaining a marijuana production facility. Police said the operation used sophisticated growing and ventilation technology, and occupied two bedrooms, a bathroom and the basement.
A team from several law-enforcement agencies, led by the state police, recovered 543 marijuana plants in a raid at 6 a.m. today, state police Sgt. Stephen Jones said. Although the plants were at various stages of growth, a mature plant is generally valued at $2,000, authorities said, based on what the plants could eventually net the grower.
Gordon is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.