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House fire uncovers marijuana growing operation

Hanover, Illinois (KWWL) -- The Hanover Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 106 Blackhawk Street in Hanover, Illinois.  Officials say once they went inside, they found a "large marijuana grow operation".

The Jo Daviess County Drug Interdiction Unit recovered around 75 plants, but believes the total number was over 100.  Many plants could not be recovered "because of fire damage".

Officials say the homeowner is Robert L. Bastian.  No arrests have been made.

The fire was reported to Jo Daviess County Dispatch around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

 

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