- Saturday April 2nd, 2011 :: 11:13 a.m. PDT
Over 700 plants found in Rowland Heights marijuana grow house
On Thursday, March 31, 2011, at approximately 8:00 pm, Walnut Sheriff's Station deputies were contacted by a citizen who reported that persons unknown were operating an extensive marijuana grow in a residence in the 13000 block of Otterbein Avenue, Rowland Heights.
Deputies contacted the Industry Sheriff's Station Narcotics crew who responded and assisted patrol deputies.
Sheriff's detectives obtained a search warrant and the team seized 721 high-value marijuana plants nearing maturity, with a street value of about $1.8 million. There was also sophisticated hydroponic and lighting equipment.
Representatives from Southern California Edison advised that the suspects had also stolen an estimated $25,000.00 in electricity.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Walnut/Diamond Bar Station at (909) 595-2264.
If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you can call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
For additional information contact: Sergeant Kline at (909) 595-2264
Watch the KTLA-TV5 news broadcast and video of grow house on www.lasd.org
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