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Laurel Man Grew 57 Pot Plants, Cops Say

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Police confiscated marijuana plants, like these, in Laurel on Tuesday (DEA)

Authorities say they’ve busted an alleged marijuana growing operation following a raid on a man’s Laurel home Tuesday.

Anton Van De Wetering was arrested and charged with growing marijuana without a license.

Riverhead Town Police said the 43-year-old suspect had 57 pot plants at his Eagles Nest home.

A joint investigation with The East End Drug Task Force found the alleged grower transported the plants in a box truck, police said.

The truck was impounded and Van De Wetering will be arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court.

Police added that additional charges are pending a Suffolk County Crime Lab analysis.

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