03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Marijuana Raid: Cops Seize 334 Plants Worth Estimated $20,000

Chicago Police seized 334 marijuana plants worth an estimated $20,000 after executing a search warrant at a Northwest Side apartment Tuesday night.

Malvin Cruz, 45, of the 4700 block of W. Palmer was charged with one count of production of
cannabis plants, police said.

After obtaining a search warrant for the apartment in the 4700 block of W. Dickens, officers discovered a lab with several marijuana plants and an assortment of hydroponic growing equipment including fluorescent lights.

Cruz is due in court Nov. 12.