Police arrest man living in home with 356 pot plants
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 42-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police identified him as the resident of a house where officers found 356 marijuana plants.
Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that Ronald James Sisco turned himself in to police Thursday.
Detectives also determined that Sisco had his 22-month-old child living with him at the home with the marijuana plants.
Officers were patrolling the area of South 6th Avenue and West 35th Street on March 14, when they smelled fresh marijuana.
They located a warehouse/home in the area on a fenced lot. After obtaining a search warrant they found that someone had converted the warehouse into a home and a marijuana grow operation.
Detectives found 356 plants inside the home and more than 53 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in the warehouse.
Large amounts of marijuana grow equipment were found in separate rooms of the warehouse.
Detectives also found $18,000 in U.S. currency inside the home.
The estimated value of the marijuana is $1.6 million.
He was booked into the Pima County Jail on multiple charges including unlawful possession of marijuana for sale and child abuse.