49 pot plants worth $350K found in Edgewater apartment, CPD says

Brian Mayhall, 39, faces a felony drug charge after Chicago police said they found 49 marijuana plants worth more than $350,000 in his Edgewater apartment.

February 10, 2014 9:46:18 AM PST
Brian Mayhall, 39, faces a felony drug charge after Chicago police said they found 49 marijuana plants worth more than $350,000 in his Edgewater apartment.

Chicago police officers were called to Mayhall's apartment in the 5700-block of North Winthrop on February 9, 2014 around 4 p.m. Inside, they found a strong smell of cannabis and observed several plants when Mayhall opened the door, officials said. Mayhall agreed to a search of his apartment, officers said, and police seized 49 plants, various lights, fans and grow tents, they said.

Mayhall was charged with one felony count of Production of Cannabis-Plants and one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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