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Police find pot-growing operation

30 Apr

orange county bail bondsFOUNTAIN VALLEY – Police uncovered a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation in a Fountain Valley home Monday and seized more than 300 plants and about a pound of dried marijuana during a search of the residence.

Investigators discovered the marijuana-cultivation operation while carrying out a search warrant at the home in the 10700 block of El Rubi Circle, a police statement said.

Each room in the home, including four bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room, was dedicated to marijuana cultivation, police said, with “sophisticated” ventilation, lighting, ballasts and irrigation systems and processing equipment throughout the residence.

Southern California Edison officials determined that the electricity that powered the operation was hooked up illegally, police said.

Investigators seized 340 growing plants and about 1 pound of dried marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana wasn’t immediately known.

The home was unoccupied when investigators arrived, and police are working to identify who was responsible for the operation.

Source: www.ocregister.com

By SEAN EMERY/ ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

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