Police said 600 marijuana plants were located daycare in West Haven on Friday. (West Haven Police Department Facebook)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -
Police are investigating after about 600 marijuana plants were located daycare in West Haven on Friday.
The plants, which were 6 to 10 feet tall, were located in the backyard of 159 Norfolk St. Police said state inspectors discovered the marijuana plants growing while conducting a compliance inspection.
Eyewitness News was told state inspectors from the Office of Early Childhood went to the daycare last week, and were denied access to inspect the entire property. Because of that, the state suspended the license of daycare owner Rosalee Miller.
Inspectors then called West Haven police, who made the discovery of more than $1 million worth of marijuana plants.
"We did see a big fence being made, but then again, it was kind of odd, but people do weird things, it didn't raise any suspicious at all," said Ivette Quiles, who lives nearby.
The daycare facility has been shut down by the West Haven City Housing.
While the police continue their separate criminal investigation, the state said the daycare owner can appeal the suspension at a hearing later this month.
Police said their "arrests are forthcoming" in this incident.