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Big pot operation discovered after York Co. fire

May 25, 2010 11:10:00 AM - thestate.com

A large lakeside home went up in flames early Tuesday morning in southwest Mecklenburg County, but fire wasn't the big story at the house.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for the home's residents, after authorities discovered hundreds of marijuana plants inside the structure.

The plants could have a street value of more than $1 million.

The fire was reported about 12:30 a.m. at a 4,200-square-foot, three-story house in the 16100 block of York Road, near Lake Wylie and the Buster Boyd Bridge. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the house engulfed in flames.

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