1,600 MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED AND SEVEN SUSPECTS
Detectives assigned to the Operation Safe Streets Bureau conducted a four-location search warrant service in the San Gabriel Valley area this morning, pursuant to a suspected marijuana cultivation investigation. Upon entry into three of the locations, which are single family residences, deputies found evidence of a major marijuana cultivation operation and numerous suspects were detained.
The warrant service was the result of a two-month investigation and 1,600 plants were seized as evidence. The estimated street value of this seizure is $4 million. Seven suspects are currently being detained by detectives, pending further investigation.
"The cultivation of marijuana is a scourge in our communities and we will continue to enforce the law to prevent these drugs from hurting our children and families," said Lieutenant Douglas Fetterol. "The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department welcomes information that can lead to stopping these criminals,” he said. "Community members may call Crime Stoppers anytime. “Information can be taken anonymously and confidentially at 800-222-TIPS (8477)."
Anyone with information about illegal narcotics in Los Angeles County is encouraged to contact their local sheriff’s station. Information can be provided anonymously, by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or by accessing the Crime Stoppers website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.
SHB-84A-10 X X X August 17, 2010