Fire reveals alleged marijuana operation

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

A fire call Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, resulted in the arrest of a New Prague man on charges of possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Le Sueur County District Court on Monday, the New Prague Fire Department was called to a home at 1400 10th Street Circle SE in New Prague at 2:26 p.m. While firefighters located the source of the fire in the basement, they found what appeared to be a marijuana growing operation and notified police.

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