Man Charged After Cops Find 63 Pot Plants In Suburban Home

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (STMW) – A man accused of growing marijuana in a home in northwest suburban Hampshire was ordered held on $150,000 bond.

Acting Police Chief Brian Thompson said Christopher Korytko, 31, was taken into custody after police executing a search warrant Wednesday discovered 63 suspected marijuana plants growing in the basement of the home at 200 E. Jefferson Ave.

Thompson said officers also seized an elaborate lighting and water irrigation system used for growing the plants, as well as other drug paraphernalia. Korytko was charged with felony production of cannabis, possession of cannabis and manufacture/delivery of cannabis.

He was taken to the Kane County jail, where he was held on $150,000 bail as of Thursday evening, according to the jail website.

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