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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Police responding to a call about a man dead in his home stumbled upon a marijuana grow operation. Police were called Monday afternoon to 6509 Greenville Loop Road, lot 31. A man had called police about finding his uncle Patrick Anthony Taylor, 47, dead on the bed. While investigating, officers found two rooms in the home where marijuana was being grown. The Wilmington Vice Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant and seized three firearms, three mature marijuana plants, 10 newly planted marijuana plants and several other pieces of marijuana cultivation equipment. Police have wrapped up their investigation. A police department spokesman says foul play is not suspected in Taylor's death.

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