Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered in Glenview Home

By Robert Rodriguez
|  Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 5:32 PM CDT
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Glenview Home Grow Cannabis Operation

Police seized 5000 grams of cannabis from Konstantinov's Glenview home worth an estimated $40,000.

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What was thought to be a routine eviction this week led to the discovery of a marijuana growing operation, police said.

The pot was discovered Wednesday in the home on the 14000 block of Evergreen Terrace in Glenview.

Juro Konstantinov, 33, was charged with felony possession of cannabis and five counts of possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification card. His bond was set at $150,000 on Friday.

Konstantinov also has a standing warrant for his arrest from Monroe County, New York for trafficking stolen property.  He is currently in the process of being extradited.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office Evictions Unit discovered the grow house in the 3100 square foot rental home while executing an order for possession, a consequence of Konstantinov's failure to pay rent.

Once inside the home, authorities found 14 mature plants and 30 seedlings in addition to various drug and grow paraphernalia in several of the rooms, according to a report from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

The Cook County Sheriff's Police North Narcotics Team were called to the scene to seize 5,000 grams of cannabis worth an estimated street value of $40,000.

Konstantinov also admitted to having weapons in the house, and a protective search of the premises uncovered two pistols, two rifles and a shotgun with accompanying ammunition. All the guns were loaded according to police.

Konstantinov's 8-year-old and 3-year-old were in his home at the time of the arrest. A Cook County social worker was called to the scene, who, in turn, contacted the Department of Children and Family Services to arrange for their welfare.
 

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