- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Lights that were once used for illegal indoor marijuana growing operations are being put to a new use at a New London high school.

The Day of New London (https://bit.ly/2audPTP ) reports that thousands of dollars of grow lights confiscated during a recent drug bust were donated to the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut. They’re now in a greenhouse helping to grow crops for culinary and environmental programs.

School Resource Officer Max Bertsch said the idea stemmed from a partnership between the schools, police and the court system.

Police asked the Statewide Narcotics Task Force what happens to grow lights that are seized from illegal marijuana operations and were told that it was up to prosecutors and the presiding judge in a case to make that determination.

___

Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide