Georgia authorities seize $18M in high-grade marijuana

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Authorities have discovered a massive marijuana grow operation worth around $18 million in Canon, Georgia.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement said they executed a search warrant at the home on the 400 block of Casey Road after citizen complaints.

When they got there, officials say they found an extremely sophisticated operation running out of a chicken house that had been transformed for marijuana cultivation.

Officials say the house was sectioned off with rooms designed for each stage of growth for the marijuana plants. 

"The entire operation was operated by an automated lighting, watering, and air filtration systems," Officials said in a statement. "The equipment alone costs over $100,000."

In all, police seized around 3,500 plants and over 100 pounds that was sealed and ready for distribution.

One person, Guojian Ll was arrested at the scene and appears to have been living on the property, police said. 

Ll is currently at the Franklin County Detention Center after being charged with manufacturing marijuana.