$145K Pot Bust at Temple

College students accused of growing and selling marijuana

Update: Charges were dismissed against at least two of the students who were arrested.

Four “green” entrepreneurs living right off the Temple University campus were arrested Tuesday for growing and selling hydro-ponic marijuana, according to Philadelphia Police Wednesday.

Narcotics officers descended onto the 2200 block of North Camac Street in North Philly and found 16 lbs (7,264 grams) of pot with a street value of $145,280. There were also 9 live marijuana plants in the house worth more than $12,000.

All four were charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Use of Communication Faculty, Criminal Conspiracy and related offenses.

Three of the four arrested were college students.

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