Police Find ‘Astonishing’ Pot Haul in Philly

by | March 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM | General

Eugene Horsch, 31. Philly PD Photo.

Police this week made an arrest after discovering what they called an “astonishing” haul of hydroponically grown marijuana in an Philadelphia home.

An investigation began after police in bordering Cheltenham Township searched a car in the city’s Ogontz section, a police statement said.

Cheltenham police became suspicious after noticing burn marks on the face of Eugene Horsch, CBS Philly reports.

A search of the car revealed marijuana plants, leading police from the Montgomery County town’s force to call in Philadelphia narcotics officers.

At Horsch’s home along the 400 block of W. Chew Avenue in Philadelphia, police uncovered 95,340 grams of marijuana, valued at $1,906,800 or $20 per gram. CBS reports that police confiscated 190 plants and 20 pounds of prepackaged marijuana.

“This cooperation between departments was a great success in the continued efforts by law enforcement to combat illegal narcotics activities,” a statement released by the Philadelphia Police Department on Wednesday afternoon read.

Horsch, who police said has four prior narcotics arrests, faces various narcotics and related charges.