The Jackson police Department are releasing news regarding a marijuana growing operation in the basement of a 31 year old man’s home that they broke up on Friday. According to Jackson Chief of Police, Jed Dolnick , police were called Thursday night at ten fifteen by a resident who reported a possible prowler in the basement. Upon arriving at the home, they immediately noticed an overpowering smell of marijuana and discovered a growing room. A search warrant was obtained and officers then discovered a second growing room along with two drying closets in the basement. Officers also found a large amount of dried marijuana and paraphernalia in the man’s bedroom. Chief Dolnick notes the recovery and removal efforts of the plants was quite extensive as a total of 69 plants were removed from the growing rooms and officers did not finish removing evidence until seven thirty the next morning and they needed a public works truck to help haul it away. Dolnick also said the 31 year old man has since been arrested and remains in custody awaiting formal charges. Dolnick also noted that the person who originally called for help was not arrested.