Police remove 87 marijuana plants from Oak Creek home

OAK CREEK (WITI) -- On Sunday, June 16th, neighbors watched curiously as officers entered and searched a questionable home, only to see them leave carrying several plants.

Although officers had a search warrant for the home, they waited hours before entering to see if anyone would come to the door. When they finally entered, they discovered a marijuana growing operation in the basement.

"It's not surprising to find out that something went on there," said neighbor Jennifer Nuss.

Police confiscated marijuana plants ranging in height from 12 inches to four feet, one and two gallon containers with harvested marijuana, and live plants being tended to with 1000 watt bulbs, fertilizer and dehumidifiers. A total of 87 plants were removed from the home.

"It was a little beyond what we expected," said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

34-year-old Saul Vasquez is accused of being behind the operation. Police also found a stun gun and rounds of assault rifle ammunition inside bedrooms in his home.

FOX6 News attempted to contact Vasquez, however no one answered the door.

Vasquez has made an initial court appearance and faces drug charges. He is expected back in court Friday, June 28th for a preliminary hearing.