Cleveland police to donate grow lights seized during marijuana bust to high school biology lab

Cleveland police to donate grow lights seized during marijuana bust to high school biology lab
FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows a mature marijuana plant beginning to bloom under artificial lights at Loving Kindness Farms in Gardena, Calif. The first marijuana farmers authorized by Missouri will have to commit a crime to begin growing, and regulators are likely to turn a blind eye. The state's constitutional amendment doesn't indicate how growers should get their first seeds. It is felony to acquire new marijuana plants or seeds already in Missouri, or to get them from one of the 32 other states with legal marijuana. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel File) (Source: Richard Vogel)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Division of Police will donate grow lights seized during a marijuana bust to Benedictine High School’s biology lab.

The lights were confiscated in April 2018 during a search warrant execution at a suspected grow lab in the 10000 block of Meech Avenue.

Police and undercover agents recovered approximately 248 marijuana plants, 85 grow lights, 97 ballasts, various tools, a video security system, and a stolen 12-foot dump trailer.

One male suspect was arrested during the operation and charged with trafficking in drugs, possession of criminal tools, and receiving stolen property.

A donation ceremony is planned Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Cleveland Police Supply Unit on West 3rd Street.

19 News will livestream Wednesday morning’s event.

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