A man in his late 40s was arrested after investigators discovered a marijuana grow worth more than $1.2 million in the City of Industry, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced early Wednesday.
The man, whose name was not released due to the ongoing investigation, was arrested after a search warrant was obtained Tuesday for a warehouse in the 18000 block of Railroad Street (map), the Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department became aware of the grow operation after responding to a fire alarm call at the location.
Upon arrival, responders “smelled the overwhelming odor of fresh marijuana and saw various items used in its cultivation; lights, chemicals, etc.,” the news release stated.
A search warrant was obtained, and sheriff’s deputies and narcotics detectives found more than 300 plants in various stages of maturity.
The plants were estimated to have a street value of more than $1.2 million.
One man was arrested in connection to the indoor grow operation.
Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation was asked to contact the Industry station narcotics detectives at 626-330-3322. Anonymous callers could call “L.A. Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477, text the letters TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.