Bloody Trail Leads Cops to Massive Drug Bust

Police found more than half a million dollars worth of marijuana in a Northeast Philadelphia home.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012  |  Updated 11:47 AM EDT
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Police confiscate nearly a million dollars worth of marijuana from a Northeast Philadelphia home.

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Police Follow Bloody Trail to Drug Bust

Police responded to a call of a man getting beat up by a group of men in Northeast Philly. When they arrived on scene, no one was there, but a trail of blood led them to a huge pot bust.

Cops Follow Blood Trail to Drug Bust

Police received calls of a man being beaten. When they arrived on scene, the victim and suspects were gone, so they followed a trail of blood that lead them to more than $500K worth of marijuana in a Northeast Philadelphia home.
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A bloody trail led police to a massive drug bust in Northeast Philadelphia late Tuesday night.

Police say they received a call about about a man being beaten on Eastwood Street around 10:45. Witnesses tell NBC10 that a man was attacked with baseball bats by a group of masked people.

When they arrived at the scene, both the group and the alleged victim were gone. Police followed a trail of blood that led them to a home on the 7100 block of Akron Street. They broke down the door looking for the victim (who was nowhere to be found) and stumbled upon much more -- marijuana. A lot of it.

Investigators are estimating that the marijuana is worth anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million.

To follow protocol, officers left the house and waited for a warrant to go back in and confiscate the bales of pot.

Neighbors tell police that a man and woman live in the house. No word if the beaten man is the one that lives in the home.

Investigators continue to search for that man.

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