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Duluth mother, son arrested in pot-growing case

Marijuana growing operation

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."

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.