$1 Million Marijuana Grow Bust In El Monte, CA
The420TimesStaff | Jun 05, 2011 | Comments 1
On Saturday morning Los Angeles deputies responded to reports of a robbery in El Monte, California and found 5 men breaking into what seemed to be an abandoned warehouse. When police investigated further, they found more than 3,000 marijuana plants in a secret crawl space, estimated to be worth more than $1 million.
Local station KTLA says the plants were about 3 weeks from harvest, and that the growers were stealing about $10,000 a month in electricity from underground wires. Quite a complex operation, and another victory by law enforcement over a large group of plants.