Middletown man Tuan Ahn Dang admits role in NJ's record indoor pot crop

Under terms of a plea agreement, state prosecutors will recommend 38-year-old Tuan Ahn Dang of Middletown serve at least half of a 20-year sentence when

Authorities seized 3,370 growing plants, 130 pounds of

Authorities seized 3,370 growing plants, 130 pounds of harvested marijuana and $66,000 in cash.

(AP) - A man has admitted leading an international drug trafficking network that was responsible for the largest indoor marijuana crop ever uncovered in New Jersey.

Under terms of a plea agreement, state prosecutors will recommend 38-year-old Tuan Ahn Dang of Middletown serve at least half of a 20-year sentence when he's sentenced in June.

A Monroe Township police officer in 2010 smelled burning marijuana stems coming from a chimney. That led authorities to find a $10 million crop inside five rental homes. Authorities seized 3,370 growing plants, 130 pounds of harvested marijuana and $66,000 in cash.

His girlfriend also pleaded guilty to maintaining or operating a marijuana facility.

They, along with two other defendants, are Vietnamese nationals.

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