Neighbors in one Rock Hill neighborhood were caught off guard this past Tuesday as York County drug agents seized more than 200-thousand dollars worth of marijuana growing inside a Favorwood Drive home.
27-year-old Calvin Hoang was arrested Friday. Authorities say he was growing the drug inside a rented home in Carnegie Estates.
York County Multi Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Marvin Brown tells WRHI that neighbors had no idea the drug was growing inside a seemingly normal family home.:
Brown says in some cases, the sluggish real estate market is leading to drug growers like Hoang moving their operations indoors.:
Brown says FBI drug agents tipped them off to Hoang’s suspected activities, and they compared power bills to neighbors — and found that this particular home was using five times the amount of power as residents next door.:
Brown says that neighbors were completely unaware that Hoang was growing the drug indoors.:
Hoang faces charges of trafficking and manufacturing marijuana.