Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies busted a $1 million marijuana grow operation New Year's Eve thanks to a neighborhood tip in south Rockdale County.
In early December 2014, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Vice Unit received information about possible illegal drug activity at a house on Elizabeth Court. Investigators began looking into the tip and the investigation led to a search warrant served at the home on December 31, 2014.
Once inside the residence at 1720 Elizabeth Court, investigators discovered a marijuana grow operation in the basement.
The basement was divided into multiple rooms where marijuana was actively being or had previously been cultivated. In total, 85 marijuana plants were seized from the residence, in addition to all of the equipment used in the operation.
Between the equipment and marijuana plants, investigators have estimated the marijuana grow to be a $1 million operation.
The suspect in the case, Randy Le, was arrested on Monday, January 5, 2014, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport attempting to board an international flight.
Le, 48 of Conyers, faces a charge of Trafficking Marijuana.