Police Stumble Upon Massive Marijuana Grow Op While Searching For Shooting Victim [VIDEO]

WWJ News
August 22, 2019 - 9:01 am

ROYAL OAK TWP. (WWJ) - Police who were searching for a shooting victim ended up stumbling upon a massive marijuana grow operation in Oakland County.

Michigan State Police troopers responded to a call around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday about a possible shooting in the 2300 block of Garden Lane, near 8 Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue in Royal Oak Township, and arrived to find a GMC pickup crashed into a utility pole with bullet casings on the ground.

Troopers then noticed a trail of blood leading from the truck to a house in the area. Troopers approached the home, announced their presence and knocked loudly on the door, but got no response.

"A strong odor of marijuana was also detected from the house," MSP Metro Detroit said in a tweet. 

At that point, troopers entered the home and although they found no one, they discovered a large marijuana grow operation in the basement. 

While on the scene, police were notified that a gunshot victim was at the hospital and a second victim was being treated as well. Both were described as having non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say an investigation is continuing to determine exactly what occurred and the relationship between the vehicle and house, as well as the connection of the marijuana to the incident.

"Just a hint to anybody out there listening -- if you've got a grow operation going on in your neighborhood, call your cops, call us, call somebody because crime is going to follow those illegal operations wherever it goes," said Lt. Michael Shaw.

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ's Charlie Langton said three people have been taken into custody for questioning. 

The case remains under investigation. 

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