Federal and local law enforcement descended on several Long Island residences including two East Patchogue homes as part of a larger operation targeting marijuana grow houses.
The warrant raids took place early Wednesday, June 5, at homes on Woodside Avenue and one was executed at a residence on Mount Vernon Avenue, said the Suffolk County Police Department.
The search warrants were pertaining to ongoing narcotics investigations, and several arrests were made and search warrants executed, said Rachael Yong Yow, spokesperson for Homeland Security Investigations (ICE).
ICE and Suffolk County Police declined to provide further information as not to impede the investigations, including the name of those arrested.
At the two East Patchogue homes, officers reportedly retrieved marijuana plants, lights and other grow house-related items. They could also be seen loading boxes and garbage bags of items into awaiting vans.
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