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Chesco detectives find 188 marijuana plants in West Vincent home

Chester County detectives have arrested a West Vincent man who, they say, was running "a major marijuana grow operation" in his house.

Chesco detectives find 188 marijuana plants in West Vincent home

Chester County detectives have arrested a West Vincent man who, they say, was running "a major marijuana grow operation" in his house.

On Tuesday evening, detectives entered the home of Christian Titone, 54, on a search warrant. Inside, they found 188 marijuana plants -- part of what Chester County prosecutors called a "sophisticated hydroponic grow operation" that included lights, ventilation and an irrigation system, according to court documents.

Titone had also set up a high-tech surveillance system that allowed him to monitor everything inside and outside the house from HD monitors, detectives said. The detectives also found processed, ready-to-sell marijuana in 12 different strains -- with names like "Afrodite Mother" and "Ace of Spades," they said.

Titone was charged with a number of drug-related offenses including possession with the intent to distribute and posession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $100,000 bail after his arrest and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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