WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- A Connecticut day care has shut down after police found 600 marijuana plants in the backyard worth more than $1 million, officials said.
According to PIX11 affiliate FOX61, state inspectors found the plants at the home in West Haven after they were called to evaluate poor building conditions. They found the plants and alerted police to the discovery on Friday, officials said.
Since then, West Haven has shut down day care facility and immediately revoked the day care license, FOX61 reported. No one is allowed inside the residence, which has since been condemned, authorities said.
Police say the marijuana plants were between six and ten feet tall and estimate they have a street value of over $1 million.
No one has been arrested yet, but state record show Rosalee Miller has run a day care from the home since 1995, FOX61 reported. Police say charges are forthcoming, including risk of injury to a minor and operating a drug factory.