October 16, 2018

Former marijuana grow house to be auctioned

(PSP photo)

STROUD TWP - In early February of 2017 State Police received information that a home at 119 Timber Ridge Road in Stroud Township was converted into a marijuana grow house. The property was purchased by WYLI Properties, Inc., on February 2nd, 2017. WYLI Properties, based in Philadelphia, was owned by Wei Ye Li, 56, a resident of Philadelphia. Further investigation confirmed that 119 Timber Ridge was being used to grow marijuana.

On April 13th, 2017 troopers from the PSP-Northeast Strike Force raided the property after obtaining a search warrant. A search of the residence uncovered numerous containers of liquid fertilizer, fertilization, pruning and cultivation equipment, 1,129 marijuana plants, grow lights, charcoal air filters, thermostats, water pumps, water tubs, plywood platforms and exhaust fans scattered throughout the basement, first and second floors.

Wei Ye Li was charged with possession with the intent to Deliver, Criminal Conspiracy, paraphernalia and theft of services (relating to the bypassing of electricity to avoid payment).’ Li plead guilty to Manufacture, Delivery, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture and deliver marijuana. On July 11th, 2018, Li was sentenced to 3 to 24 months imprisonment, pay a $15,000 fine, pay the cost of restitution and prosecution and three years’ probation.

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force took possession of the home.

The residence sits on approximately 4 acres of land and is over 4,300 sq ft featuring a two-car attached garage. Property cleanup is being done by a private firm

The auction will be held at the property, 119 Timber Ridge Road, on October 30th, 2018 at 2pm. Full balance due within 30 days of sale. Interested buyers can inspect the home on Monday October 22nd from 3-5pm and Saturday October 27th from 1-3pm.

Proceeds from the sale of this property will go to funding the investigations and prosecution of additional drug and gang related activity in Monroe County.


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