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Police find nearly 600 marijuana plants in raid of Bronx building

Pot bust in the Morris Park section of the Bronx NYPD/ CBS New York

(CBS/WCBS) NEW YORK - Police raiding a five-floor building in the Bronx Tuesday found it filled with nearly 600 marijuana plants. Some of the plants were nearly 7-feet tall.

According to CBS New York, police called the Morris Park Avenue based operation a sophisticated pot factory that was growing millions of dollars worth of the drug.

Brian Munoz, 24, Victor Reyes, 23, and Diego Reyes, 25, were reportedly each charged in connection to the operation with one count of criminal possession of marijuana, one count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the first degree and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

Police say they received a tip from one of the building's neighbors late last year, CBS New York reports. Officers moved in with a search warrant after weeks of surveillance, arresting the suspects and shutting down the operation that raked in $250,000 every 30 days.

Neighbors in the area said they were surprised and never suspected anything.

"It just looked like it was a mechanics every time I walked by," said Ricardo Morales, CBS New York reports.

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