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Marijuana Grow in Diamond Bar Home Shut Down

Thousands of marijuana plants were taken from Highcrest Drive home by sheriff's officials on Monday night.

A marijuana grow set up in the heart of an affluent Diamond Bar neighborhood was dismantled and two people arrested Monday night by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials.

Officials confirmed a KCAL 9 News report on the drug bust Tuesday morning. The grow was found in the second floor of a home in the 24000 block of Highcrest Drive.

Thousands of plants were taken from the home, according to the news report. Sheriff’s Lt. Nick Tippings called it a sophisticated operation and say it may have been going on for up to three years, according to the report.

Neighbors reported seeing the sheriff's vehicles and a helicopter in the area during the bust.

Authorities may have been tipped off to the grow by a tip checked out by Southern California Edison, which noticed an abnormally high amount of electricity being used at the home, according to the report.

But no one else seemed to notice the operation until recently, the station reported.

“They did a good job concealing it, but I mean you can’t hide from that forever,” resident Chris Cadiz told a reporter.

Gina Tenorio (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Investigators released photos of the inside of the house ... http://diamondbar.patch.com/articles/police-release-photos-of-diamond-bar-marijuana-grow
joebanana May 18, 2012 at 08:14 AM
So, how did Edison know this wasn't a co-op, or compassionate care facility. Many people have cards that provide for growing one's own medication. The "war on drugs is an other illegal war waged by the criminally insane leaders of this failed nation. Where's the constitutional amendment giving the feds the power to outlaw a flower? Without it, it's called treason, look it up.

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