Police conduct pot raids in Providence, Johnston

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police officials in Providence and Johnston conducted several marijuana raids Monday night.

According to Maj. David Lapatin with the Providence Police Department, officers raided six homes between 6 p.m. and midnight. Five of the houses were located in Providence and one in Johnston, he said.

Lapatin said some of the locations busted were licensed to grow marijuana but were growing more plants than allowed by law.

At this time, police are still looking for other suspects and eventually the marijuana plants will be destroyed by the state.

So far, we’ve learned four people have been arrested and 140 plants have been seized.

Police say this drug investigation is unrelated to the pot plants removed from the scene of a homicide on Moore Street.

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