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.