Decatur Police Make Major Drug Bust

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Decatur - Just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday night, Decatur police executed a search warrant at a house in the 600-block of West 22nd Street.

What they found was a laundry list of illegal drugs:  eighty-one live marijuana plants, 257 pounds of harvested pot, carrying a street value of nearly $1.2 million dollars, along with 750 jars of K2, a synthetic marijuana, 8 vials of ecstasy, 26 pre-loaded morphine syringes, $5000 cash, and two guns.

Neighbors say they suspected something wasn't right next door.

"Just a lot of people coming in and out through all different times of the night.  I mean, I kind of figured something was up, but I wasn't too sure of what was going on," according to neighbor Joshua Wright.

Police executed a second search warrant for a home on Circle Drive later that night.

They discovered more marijuana, along with two more guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and nearly $4000 cash.

Two men, 34 year-old Christopher Modlin and 27 year-old Andrew Gray, were arrested by Decatur police following the searches.

With the two men now in police custody, neighbors like Wright tell WAND News they can rest a little easier.

"It's good that they're taken off the streets, like I said, with little children around the neighborhood.  I'm glad that the cops got them locked away and off the streets," added Wright.

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