‘Sophisticated’ Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered in Arcadia: Police

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A broken pipe recently flooded an Arcadia home, leading to the discovery of a “sophisticated” marijuana grow operation that included about 700 plants, police said Saturday.

The Arcadia Police Department shared this photo on April 11, 2015, after discovering about 700 marijuana plants in a home.

The Arcadia Police Department shared this photo on April 11, 2015, after discovering about 700 marijuana plants in a home.

The operation was discovered after police responded to reports that a broken pipe had flooded a home in the 200 block of East Newman Avenue (map), the Arcadia Police Department stated in a news release. The date of discovery was not specified.

After obtaining a search warrant, detectives searched the home – the majority of which was being used for a “sophisticated, indoor marijuana grow operation,” police stated in the news release.

“Approximately 700 marijuana plants were being grown in various rooms throughout the house,” the news release stated. “The grow consisted of multiple rooms with lighting, ventilation, electrical wiring, irrigation and drying bins strewn throughout the residence.”

There was no indication it was a “medical” marijuana grow, and the electrical setup appeared to be bypassing the meter, police stated.

No one was located inside the residence, and police said the homeowner, who was out of town, had contacted his realtor about the leak.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5151.