Fire leads to elaborate marijuana growing operation in Colonie

Jason Teagle Jason Teagle | Photo: Colonie Police Department.

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 03, 2020 02:04 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 02:02 PM

COLONIE - Fire leads to an elaborate marijuana growing operation in Colonie.

A passing motorist saw flames Sunday morning at 2895 Curry Road.


Firefighters put the flames out and found the pot. Police got a search warrant and say 162 pounds was recovered.

Jason Teagle, 42, turned himself in on Tuesday. He is charged with criminal possession of marijuana.

The fire is blamed on an electrical issue related to the grow operation.

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