2 Arrested After $6.1M Worth of Marijuana Found in Willowbrook Bust: LASD

Deputies seized about 2,700 plants and 20 pounds of product from an illegal marijuana grow during a narcotics investigation Wednesday in Willowbrook, authorities said.

Marijuana plants in an illegal Willowbrook growing operation are shown in a photo released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department on Oct. 5, 2016.

Marijuana plants in an illegal Willowbrook growing operation are shown in a photo released by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 5, 2016.

Deputies and narcotics investigators served a search warrant in the 200 block of West 134th Street around 7:30 a.m. in follow-up investigation based on citizen tips, according to a press release from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The recovered marijuana has a combined estimated street value of $6.1 million, the statement said.

Authorities discovered what they called “a large, sophisticated marijuana growing operation” inside a warehouse at the location.

Two adults were arrested for marijuana cultivation and are being held on $50,000 bail, deputies said.

Authorities did not release the names of the suspects. No further details were immediately available.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lieutenant Baudino (562) 946-7125.

L.A. County Sheriff's Capt. James Wolak speaks in front of $6.1 million worth of marijuana seized from an illegal growing operation in an image released by the Sheriff's Department Oct. 5, 2016.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Capt. James Wolak speaks in front of $6.1 million worth of marijuana seized from an illegal growing operation in an image released by the Sheriff’s Department Oct. 5, 2016.