Getting marijuana in the back door of dispensaries is a risky business.
We’re not sure that’s what these alleged growers were doing. But you can guess for yourself. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department this week said it made a pot bust worth a huge $6.1 million.
Deputies said an informant led the members of the Marijuana Eradication Team to a warehouse in the 200 block of West 134th Street in an unincorporated area of South L.A. A search warrant served as a welcome mat.
“At the conclusion of the operation, a large sophisticated marijuana growing operation was discovered inside a warehouse,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement. “Approximately 2,700 live plants were seized, along with approximately 20 pounds of finished marijuana product. The recovered marijuana has a combined estimated street value of 6.1 million dollars.”
Two people affiliated with the operation were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, cops said. They were jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail each.
Anyone with more info on the grow was asked to call deputies at (562) 946-7125. Like you’d do that.