Woodford County busts cannabis grow operation

Two charged in connection with Woodford cannabis operation

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ROANOKE, Ill. (HOI) -- -

Officers have arrested two suspects in connection with an "elaborate" cannabis grow operation in Roanoke. 

The Woodford County Sheriff's Office's Pro Active Team raided a house at 504 N. State on July 28. Police serving a warrant there found "an elaborate cannabis production laboratory," including an indoor cannabis grow, cannabis oil extraction and processing equipment, as well as raw cannabis and a variety of cannabis products weighing over 50 pounds total.

Robert Rippon, 36, and Matthew Scott, 47, were charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $500,000 for both men. 

The sheriff's office said the investigation is continuing, and further arrests are likely. 

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