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Other arrests being explored in Norcross marijuana grow house

A shot inside the marijuana grow house allegedly operated by a mother and son inside a home at 2525 Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross. Police said they recovered 318 growing plants. (Special photo)

A shot inside the marijuana grow house allegedly operated by a mother and son inside a home at 2525 Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross. Police said they recovered 318 growing plants. (Special photo)

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A shot inside the marijuana grow house allegedly operated by a mother and son inside a home at 2525 Beaver Ruin Road in Norcross. Authorities were called to the home by a neighbor who saw a suspicious person. (Special photo)

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Gai Thi Do

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Luong Tien Do

NORCROSS — Further arrests are still being explored in an alleged 300-plant, mother-and-son operated marijuana grow operation in Norcross.

On the afternoon of Oct. 17, Norcross Police Department officers were called to Beaver Ruin Road by a resident because of a “suspicious person they saw near a house across the street,” Lt. Bill Grogan said. While authorities searched the area, they caught a strong whiff of marijuana.

They knocked on the door at 2525 Beaver Ruin Road and reportedly received consent to enter and searched the house.

“Inside officers and detectives located 318 growing marijuana plants and an extensive network of ventilation and heat lamps,” Grogan said.

A mother and son — 59-year-old Gai Thi Do and 35-year-old Luong Tien Do — were arrested at the scene. Both were charged with manufacturing marijuana, Grogan said.

Gwinnett County jail records show the Dos, both of Vietnamese descent, were being held for immigration officials.

Other possible suspects and arrests are being looked into, Grogan said.

“That is still under investigation,” he said, “so as of now we do not have information on any other involved parties.”

The marijuana plants taken from the home were inventoried and are awaiting processing by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.