7,500 pot plants seized in Naperville, Bolingbrook

Police found more than 7,500 cannabis plants at two homes in the west and southwest suburbs.

August 26, 2010 8:29:10 AM PDT
Three people face felony drug charges after a huge discovery in Naperville and Bolingbrook. Naperville police were responding to a report of suspicious activity Saturday when they say they found a large-scale, highly sophisticated marijuana operation. Investigators say they found more than 1,500 plants on Whitehall Way.

Additional information led them to Bolingbrook Monday where they say they found 6,000 more plants.

Two people from Chicago and one from Bolingbrook face felony drug possession and production charges.

Chang Hai Chen, 40, of 2227 Wentworth Ave. in Chicago was charged with possession of cannabis; Mingdi Lu, 30, of 3327 S. Bell Rd. in Bolingbrook was charged with felony production and possession of cannabis;and Jinzu Shi, 42, of 2706 S. Wallace St. in Chicago was charged with felony production of cannabis, a police press release said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.