CRIME
01/31/2013 01:14 pm ET | Updated Jan 31, 2013

Plainfield Marijuana Bust: Quy Doan Faces Drug Charges For 'Elaborate' Suburban Grow House

A 30-year-old suburban Chicago man was arrested Tuesday after police discovered a marijuana growing operation they called one of the biggest they'd ever seen.

Quy Doan, of the 200 block of Zinnia Drive in Romeoville, Ill., was arrested after police found an estimated $500,000 of marijuana -- including 92 plants and 65 pounds of loose pot -- and equipment used to grow pot plants in a Plainfield, Ill. home, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Plainfield neighborhood where the grow house was found is quiet and "family-oriented," police told Fox Chicago. The was almost entirely -- aside from a bedroom, bathroom and garage -- dedicated to marijuana-growing. It had a sophisticated watering system and Doan reportedly figured out how to bypass ComEd in order to stay off the radar with his unusual electricity usage.

Doan has been charged with five felonies including producing 50-200 cannabis plants, manufacturing or delivering between 50 and 200 grams of schedule I and II substances and possession of between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of cannabis, Patch reports.

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