A massive marijuana-growing operation with a possible gas leak was discovered inside a Bronx apartment — less than a week after a FDNY battalion chief died investigating a grow house two miles away, authorities said Tuesday.
The drug dealer used an elaborate electrical wiring system to grow least 90 cannabis plants on University Ave. near W. 179th St. in Morris Heights, authorities said.
Cops and firefighters found the sprawling indoor weed farm Monday morning after a neighbor reported the smell of “gas and chemicals” from a basement apartment, an FDNY source said.
Firefighters discovered the grow house than a week after a marijuana growing operation in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx exploded and killed beloved Bronx Battalion Chief Michael Fahy.
The home on West 234th Street blew up as firefighters were investigating a gas leak on Sept. 27.
Fahy was, a 17-year FDNY veteran, was fatally stuck by debris during the explosion.
The two grow houses are not likely connected, authorities said.
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