NJ cop's sense of smell leads to $10 million pot bust

The smell of marijuana from a chimney lead to this record bust


Editor’s Note:

Editor's note: Nice job! What a great reminder that every one of your senses – even your “cop sense” (See: Pentagon officer 'knew something was about to happen') – can be effective weapons! Well done, officer. That’s a lot of pot that now, thanks to you, will go up in smoke.

By Sam Wood
Philadelphia Inquirer

PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. — A patrol cop with a sensitive schnoz was credited today with uprooting what authorities say is the biggest marijuana-growing operation in New Jersey's history.

Police last month raided six homes - several of them $1 million McMansions - and seized more than $10 million worth of cannabis growing inside under artificial lights, authorities announced today.

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