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The Tredyffrin Township Police Department is investigating a marijuana grow operation coming out of a residence on the 100 block of Maple Avenue, in the Paoli section of the township. On Thursday, February 9,  at roughly 12:30 p.m., police responded to the location, made contact with the defendants, 27-year-old David Knap, and 24-year-old Samuel Zuscin, and arrested them at the scene.  An overwhelming smell of marijuana was present. Officers secured the residence pending the service of a search warrant by detectives, which occurred later in the day. The search of residence yielded more than five pounds of marijuana, both growing and cut, along with tenting, growing lights and other features meant to aide in the propagation of the plants. The subjects, both Slovenian nationals, were charged with violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code under Title 35, Health and Safety for Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance. Knap and Zuscin were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Analisa Sondergaard and held on $50,000, bail pending preliminary hearings. On Wednesday, February 15, both men waived their preliminary hearings to the Court of Common Pleas, before Magisterial District Judge Tartaglio. In lieu of posting bail, both defendants were remanded to Chester County Prison pending trial and action on federal immigration warrants.