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.”

The horror.

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.

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out:

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