A look back at the Post's top stories of the week.

Home grown

Gwinnett authorities raided at least four homes this week as part of what police called an elaborate, well-organized drug ring.

All the houses were ranch-style homes with full basements.

Authorities confiscated more than 500 marijuana plants and arrested five people at 2851 Creekwood Drive in Snellville on Thursday.

Three people were arrested Monday and Tuesday and charged in connection with the growth of about 500 plants and a lab in the basement of 2350 Friars Gate Drive in Lawrenceville.

No arrests have been made in connection with two raids at 2485 Luke Edwards Road or 2921 Michelle Lee Drive in Dacula on Wednesday, in which hundreds of marijuana plants were found as well.

Etc.

Two Gwinnett graduates were arrested in connection with a theft of money from a bank in Cobb County that made international headlines. ... Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and a top state economic development authority gave their support to "Partnership Gwinnett," an effort to add 64,000 jobs and improve quality of life in the county within the next five years. ... Townhomes and an upscale retail center will come to a busy intersection on Ga. Highway 316, near Gwinnett's first four-year college. ... Developer George Thorndyke, whose bid to build a pair of high-rise towers at Gwinnett Place Mall was denied, said he will sue the county.

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