Magnolia man arrested for marijuana grow operation

Delaware State Police say a Magnolia man was growing marijuana at a house on Covenant Lane.(Photo: Source: Delaware State Police)

The Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia man on Thursday morning accused of growing 12 marijuana plants in a house on Covenant Lane.

The state police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s Office of Diversion Control found a “sophisticated growing operation” in the residence after securing a search warrant. Cannabis growing lights and ventilation were found in two rooms along with 8.4 pounds of marijuana, according to the state police.

Bruce E. Hufnal Jr., 54, was taken into custody and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released on $15,200 unsecured bond.

The DEA's Office of Diversion Control's mission is to investigate "the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals" from the medical industry to the black market. Master Corporal...

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