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08/10/2010 11:07 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Father, Son Charged In Marijuana-Growing Operation (PHOTOS)

A father and son were arrested last week after Cook County Sheriff's police discovered a massive marijuana grow operation in north suburban Skokie and northwest Indiana.

Jay Zimmerman, 69, and his son Alan Zimmerman, 42, owned homes in Skokie and Chesterton, Ind., where authorities found $3 million to $5 million in marijuana, if the drug were to be sold on the streets, according to the Chicago Tribune.

At Jay Zimmerman's Indiana residence, police found an "extensive and sophisticated grow operation," CBS Chicago reports. They also seized 383 cannabis plants (approximately 55,400 grams); approximately 22,700 grams of cannabis; three 12-gauge shotguns, four assault rifles and one Glock .45 caliber pistol, a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

At the younger Zimmerman's Skokie residence, police found a "smaller cannabis grow operation similar to the one in Chesterton," along with two pistols and an assault rifle.

Jay Zimmerman was charged with manufacturing and delivery of cannabis and Alan Zimmerman with felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say more charges are expected.

Check out some photos from the bust:

A Family Affair: Father And Son Busted In Marijuana-Growing Operation