Marijuana Bust in Colfax

By WEEK Producer

July 15, 2010 Updated Feb 11, 2010 at 7:17 PM CDT

Mclean County police say they have busted a large scale marijuana growing operating in Colfax, Illinois.

Arrested was 36 year old Leon Battiste, and recovered were 145-thousand dollars in marijuana, as well as what was called a sophisticated indoor growing system which occupied two rooms in the basement. Also confiscated were two assault rifles and three handguns.

Battiste remains in the Mclean County jail on 50-thousand dollars bond.

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