A tip led Mullica Township police to discover a marijuana-growing facility at a home in the township Friday.

Police said they conducted surveillance on a home on the 5100 block of Pleasant Mills Road in the Sweetwater section on Friday. A search of the home and a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle that left the home resulted in the discovery of the growth facility in the building’s attic equipped with indoor heat lamps, air filtration system and insulation in order to keep a warm temperature for growing, police said.

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Police found 10 plants, which could produce a pound each, and eight pounds of packaged marijuana with a street value of about $25,000.

Frank M. Julian, 22, of Mullica, was arrested and taken to Atlantic County jail on $80,000 bail.

Anyone wishing to report criminal activity to the Atlantic County Crime Stoppers call 800-658-TIPS or text “tipcop,” plus your tip to 274637.

Joel Landau

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