MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two Morris Plains men set up a marijuana “grow house” in a Parsippany residence where investigators found more than 50 pot plants and an array of drug paraphernalia, said authorities.

The men, Barton Harris, 58, and Matthew Greist, 40, face multiple drug-related charges, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. He said the arrests came as a result of an investigation by the county Narcotics Task Force.

“The Morris County Narcotics Task Force will continue its commitment to work hand in hand with each municipality in the county to target these drug manufacturers distributing illegal controlled dangerous substances,” said Knapp in a statement. 

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Harris was charged with one count of first degree maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance facility, one count of first-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute and one count of second-degree conspiracy to maintain a controlled dangerous substance facility, said Knapp.

He said Greist was charged with one count of first-degree maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance facility, one count of first-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, one count of second-degree conspiracy to maintain a controlled dangerous substance facility and one count of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute

The prosecutor said Greist and Harris were placed in the county jail in lieu of bail, which was set at $200,000 each.