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Marijuana warehouse shut down in Metuchen

METUCHEN — A six-week investigation led to the arrests of two men for allegedly operating a multi-million dollar marijuana growing and distribution business out of a warehouse on Liberty Street, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief David Irizarry.

Eddie Chan, 42, of Monroe, and Albert Chan, also 42, of Queens, New York, were arrested on May 22.

The two men, who are not related, are charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute in a school zone, maintaining a drug facility, and possession of drug manufacturing and distribution equipment, according to the prosecutor’s office.

As a result of the investigation, police seized 161 marijuana plants, 16 pounds of marijuana ready for distribution, production equipment and packaging material.

The Metuchen Police Department led the investigation and was assisted by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the Monroe Police Department, the Woodbridge police canine unit, the New Jersey State Police, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The investigation determined that the men were allegedly growing the plants and packaging the marijuana at a warehouse on Liberty Street.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Metuchen Police Department at 732-632-8500.

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