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Deputies seize large marijuana grow from Wallace home

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

The Shoshone County Drug Task Force seized nearly half a million dollars of marijuana at a home in Wallace Monday morning.

A deputy had previously responded to the home at 69 Caron Court in Wallace in response to a complaint and smelled marijuana when he arrived. The task force obtained a search warrant and went back to the home Monday, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.

Investigators seized 181 marijuana plants in addition to several pounds of marijuana. The street value of the drug is estimated at $452,000. They also recovered drug paraphernalia and several firearms.

Umberto M. Caron, 42, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are likely.

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