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Chesco detectives find 188 marijuana plants in West Vincent home

Chester County detectives have arrested a West Vincent man who, they say, was running "a major marijuana grow operation" in his house.

On Tuesday evening, detectives entered the home of Christian Titone, 54, on a search warrant. Inside, they found 188 marijuana plants -- part of what Chester County prosecutors called a "sophisticated hydroponic grow operation" that included lights, ventilation and an irrigation system, according to court documents.

Titone had also set up a high-tech surveillance system that allowed him to monitor everything inside and outside the house from HD monitors, detectives said. The detectives also found processed, ready-to-sell marijuana in 12 different strains -- with names like "Afrodite Mother" and "Ace of Spades," they said.

Titone was charged with a number of drug-related offenses including possession with the intent to distribute and posession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $100,000 bail after his arrest and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing.