Drug bust biggest of year

By buseman · Jul 30, 2010 · Updated Aug 13, 2010 ·
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    A southeast grow op worth $2.7 million -- the biggest of the year -- has been dismantled, say police.

    Police searched a home on Wednesday morning in the 100 block of Copperstone Place S.E. and found 2,181 marijuana plants.

    No charges have been laid in the case.

    Police also Wednesday announced two other unrelated drug busts.

    In one case, police searched a home in the 100 block of 14th Street N.W. and another in the 900 block of Erin Woods Drive S.E. on July 15.

    Police say they found 181.6 grams of cocaine, 2.87 kilograms of marijuana, 22.4 grams of oxycodone and $12,345.

    Charged are Minh Vuong, 23, Ngoc Hong Phuong, 22, and Hien Thi Nguyen, 46.

    In a search of homes in the 6800 block of 8th Avenue N.E. and in the 800 block of Maidstone Drive N.E., police said they found 15.9 grams of crack cocaine, weapons and $3,988.

    Facing charges are Harold Gonzales, 21, Carolina Gonzales, 38, and a young offender.

    JULY 29, 2010

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