Alton Police have shut down an alleged marijuana grow operation in the Milton Road area.  Police raided a home in the 3500 block of Coronado Drive Wednesday, acting on an anonymous tip, and allegedly found an operation that was located directly across the street from St. Mary's Middle School.  The Nuisance Abatement Task Force got to the house just before 11am, and developed probable cause to execute a search warrant just after 3:30pm Wednesday.

Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna:

Hejna comments

She says charges against at least one person will be pursued.  Hejna says charges will likely take into account the proximity to the school, which she says is an aggravating factor.

(Copyright WBGZ Radio/ )