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Pot operation found after New Bern Ave. house fire

Posted November 20, 2009 3:58 p.m. EST

— Firefighters who responded to a house fire on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh last weekend found the remnants of a marijuana-growing operation, a search warrant for the property shows.

Raleigh police searched 2312 New Bern Ave. on Sunday after firefighters put out a blaze there overnight.

According to the search warrant, "the fire crew located a marijuana growing operation in plain sight in the basement of the house."

Police seized marijuana plants and flower pots from the property.