Pot growing operation busted next to Bible college

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INDIANAPOLIS – An indoor marijuana growing operation that sat right next to a Bible college was shut down by police Monday afternoon.

Dozens of Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers swarmed a house on the 3300 block of South Carson Avenue and pulled out almost 60 pot plants estimated at about $30,000.

“It was bigger and it looks like some of the plants have been harvested, probably taken out of here before we got here,” said Sgt. Kerry Buckner.

Police had their eyes on the house for weeks, giving it special attention because of its proximity to the Indiana Bible College which sits right behind it.

Buckner said it just goes to show everyone how big the pot problem is in the city and how it can be grown right under your nose.

“For every one you take down there’s probably 10 more in the surrounding neighborhoods,” he said. “When you can make that much money off a pound of marijuana or even an ounce, it’s some good business.”

“I never once knew,” gasped Lucinda Cabrera, mother of a 4-year-old who lives just a few doors down the street. “You got kids running the streets… what if they sell it to these little kids?”

There was no one inside the home at the time of the bust and no arrests have been made. However, Buckner said detectives have suspects in mind and are pursuing them.