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Police Seize 51 Pot Plants Worth $100,000 From ‘Sophisticated’ Indoor Grow House

Christian Lydon, 47, is facing multiple drug charges

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Portsmouth Police

A New Hampshire man is facing multiple drug charges after police found a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in his home.

Christian Lydon, 47, of Woodbury Avenue is charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled drug. No court or bail information was immediately available.

The month-long investigation that led to Lydon's arrest was initiated by a Portsmouth police detective who smelled the scent of marijuana in the air while on a routine patrol on Woodbury Avenue.

After further investigation, police were able to determine that the source of the odor was an area home.

During a search of the residence, a massive indoor marijuana grow operation was located in the basement, consisting of 51 marijuana plants valued at $100,000.

All of the plants and drug manufacturing equipment were seized by police. 

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