Pot, cash seized at alleged Jefferson Park grow house

February 14, 2012 5:05:18 AM PST
Chicago police say they have busted a pot-growing operation on the city's Northwest Side.

Investigators say the home of 55-year-old Gene Petro and Avery Cutts is equipped with a ventilation system, lights and heaters. Each was charged with one count of cannabis production.

Inside the house in the 5000-block of West Balmoral police say they found 71 cannabis plants.

Investigators also say they found $7,000 in cash. The total street value of the drugs found is estimated to be around $163,000.