A call to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office about a possible fire at a home in Turner led to the discovery of a large illegal marijuana growing operation.
The caller reported seeing smoke coming from a garage at 2509 Auburn Road in Turner. Once officials arrived, it was determined that the smoke was actually caused by a large marijuana growing operation inside the residence.
Deputies say they found approximately 2,500 marijuana plants. Also seen at the home were grow lights, chemical fertilizers, dehumidifiers, and propane heaters.