NORWALK - A Norwalk man is facing drug charges after police allegedly found a hydroponic pot-growing operation inside his home.

Matthew Rysz, 40, had 158 plants inside the basement of his home, along with high-powered lights and an elaborate irrigation and drainage system, according to authorities.

They say most of the marijuana they seized was high-quality and ready to be sold.

Neighbors say Rysz was a private person and did not seem suspicious.

Rysz was arrested and has since been released on a $15,000 bond. He was charged with offenses including drug possession, illegal cultivation of marijuana and operation of a drug factory.

News 12 reporter Frank Recchia spoke briefly with Rysz at his home, but he did not wish to comment on this report.