GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – A man from New York was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown Thursday afternoon after police uncovered a large marijuana grow operation in Granby.

Police Chief Kevin O’Grady told 22News, local officers and the FBI executed a search warrant at 276 Amherst Street around 10:45 Wednesday morning. Inside the home, police reportedly found nearly 1,396 marijuana plants being cultivated for sale, weighing approximately 1,400 pounds.

Police arrested and charged 30-year-old Haolin Yu of Brooklyn, New York with trafficking marijuana, 100 pounds or more, less than 2,000 pounds, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Yu entered a not guilty plea and is being held on $30,000 bail. The next hearing is scheduled for February 7.

  • 276 Amherst Street in Granby
  • Haolin Yu

MAP: Amherst Street in Granby

Police had shut down Amherst Street during the initial investigation but road has since reopened.