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Marijuana Growth Operation Discovered in Magnolia Home; 1 Charged

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MAGNOLIA, Del. (WBOC)– A Magnolia man was arrested on drug charges Thursday after police say they discovered a marijuana grow operation inside his home.

According to Delaware State Police, officers from the Kent County Drug Task Force, the Kent County Governor's Task Force and the DEA Diversion Unit, searched a home on Covenant Lane in Magnolia at around 6 a.m.

Police said Bruce Hufnal Jr., 54, was taken into custody after officers found a sophisticated indoor marijuana growth operation in two rooms of the home. Responding officers say the rooms were equipped with lights and ventilation systems. Police said they seized a total of approximately 12 marijuana plants with a combined weight of seven pounds.  Another 1.4 pounds of packaged marijuana were also located inside the home, according to police.

Hufnal was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $15,200 unsecured bond.

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