Braintree police found a marijuana growing operation inside a closed business on Adams Street Sunday night.
Officers were investigating what they thought might have been a break-in at the business late on Sept. 16 when they discovered two men and rooms being used to grow, air out and cut marijuana, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Scott A. Nowell, 48, of Everett and Richard P. McCreedy, 46, of Cambridge were charged with with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, manufacture of marijuana and violation of the drug free school zone.
An additional person may be charged, Jenkins said, adding that the name of the business is not being identified at this time.
Neither Nowell or McCreedy work for the business, Jenkins said.
One room was being used to cut up and hang the buds, and the other to grow the weed. "This second room was closed off with plastic and had ventilating fans, grow lamps and dehumidifiers," Jenkins said.