While responding to calls about a barking dog late on Saturday night, Ferndale police discovered a large marijuana-growing operation in its owner’s basement. Complaint calls about the loud dog were made around 4am on Saturday night. After knocking on the door of the house, which is in the 400 block of West Chesterfield, police received no response.
Officers became concerned about the occupants of the house and entered it through its open back door. Upon entering, police discovered a grocery bag that was filled with marijuana; the homeowner, 44, was sound asleep on a sofa next to the bag. After being woken up, the man agreed to let the police search his house.
In the basement, police discovered approximately 150 marijuana plants, an extensive watering system and growing lights. The case was handed over to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Team and everything was confiscated. The case has been sent to the Oakland country prosecutor for review. Charges are expected to be filed shortly.