Florida Hangar Used As Marijuana Farm

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In rural Sarasota County, Florida, police have been on the lookout for "grow houses," secluded properties where barns and even homes are used as factories to grow large amounts of marijuana. This week, their investigations led to an airplane hangar at an 11-acre property in a neighborhood with a private airstrip. The home and a hangar had been sold to new owners in February. Neighbors reported "suspicious activity" at the site, and detectives conducted months of surveillence before conducting a raid. They found 80 marijuana plants growing in the hangar beneath heat lamps and arrested two men, according to the Herald Tribune. Among the clues detectives cited were sophisticated techniques used to steal electricity.