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.