Police found thousands of marijuana plants in Turner's home after a fire was reported

Police found thousands of marijuana plants in Turner's home after a fire was reported

Thousands of marijuana plants were seen Wednesday at a home at 2509 Auburn Road in Turner. Firefighters and Androscoggin County deputies discovered the growing operation after a 911 caller reported smoke coming from the eaves. Officials said there was no smoke, only steam. Photo by Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office

TURNER — Authorities seized nearly 2,500 marijuana plants Wednesday at a home on Auburn Road.

A 911 caller late Wednesday morning reported smoke coming from the eaves of a garage located at 2509 Auburn Road.

When Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office deputies and firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered that what appeared to be smoke was actually vapor from a large number of marijuana plants growing inside the home, the sheriff posted on Facebook Thursday.

“It was initially estimated that there were approximately 500 marijuana plants, as well as items related to marijuana cultivation, including grow lights, chemical fertilizers, dehumidifiers and propane heaters,” the post said.

Turner Fire & Rescue is responding to a report of smoke at 2509 Auburn Road, which ended up being steaming. The discovery of thousands of marijuana plants in the home prompted police to investigate and involve the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy. Darren Slover/Sun Journal

The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy was contacted and an investigator responded to the scene, the post said.

“It was determined that they had no records of any license issued for 2509 Auburn Road or any license issued to the homeowner, who is from Massachusetts,” the post said.

Authorities secured and executed a search warrant for the property. The home at 2509 Auburn Road is owned by Liming Yu of Quincy, Massachusetts, according to Turner's tax assessment database. Liming has been listed as the property owner since April 21, 2021.

Thousands of marijuana plants were seen Wednesday at a home at 2509 Auburn Road in Turner. Firefighters and Androscoggin County deputies discovered the growing operation after a 911 caller reported smoke coming from the eaves. Officials said there was no smoke, only steam. Photo by Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's deputies confiscated nearly 2,500 plants, but made no arrests, according to the post.

The investigation is ongoing.

“It is not immediately known if this residence is connected to other illegal marijuana grows recently inspected in Lincoln, Kennebec and Somerset counties,” the post read.

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