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Marijuana growing operation

Duluth mother, son arrested in pot-growing case

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A Duluth woman and her son were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a marijuana-growing operation in their Kenwood neighborhood home that Duluth police called "sophisticated."

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Investigators from the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force, Duluth Police Department and the U.S. Marshall's Service served a search warrant at a house in the 1700 block of Warren Avenue just after 2 p.m.

Inside, they discovered about 150 marijuana plants and evidence of a hydroponic growing operation, according to Duluth police information coordinator Brad Wick.

A 65-year-old woman and her 35-year-old son were arrested at the home and taken to the St. Louis County Jail on suspicion of a first-degree controlled substance crime.

The News Tribune generally does not identify suspects until they have been charged with a crime.

A second search was conducted at an address in the Twin Cities area after continued investigation; assistance from the East Metro Narcotics Task Force in St. Paul located another, possibly related grow operation there. The investigation is ongoing.

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