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1,300 Pot Plants Seized In Miami-Dade Police Operation

More than 1,300 marijuana plants were collected by Miami-Dade police in a day long sweep of marijuana grow houses.

On Wednesday, officers search a number of homes in Miami-Dade suspected of having hydroponic marijuana labs inside simultaneously. The sting was dubbed "Operation Machete."

After the operation, the police had broken up 25 labs and made 25 arrests. They also confiscated seven firearms, eight grams of marijuana, 30 grams of cocaine and nearly $32 thousand in cash.

A total of 1,356 marijuana plants, which weighed more 11 hundred pounds, were bagged up.

Police said the street value of the seized pot was $4.5 million.

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving clients in Miami-Dade and Broward. He can be reached at (305) 504-6655.