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L.A. Sheriff's Detectives Bust $6M Marijuana Grow

October 04, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of LASD.
Photo courtesy of LASD.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's narcotics detectives seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $6 million at three locations and arrested two suspects.

The deputies served search warrants at the homes in Diamond Bar and Hacienda Heights on Wednesday and arrested Binh Ly, 43, of Rosemead and Thank Chiem, 45, of San Jose.

Inside the homes detectives found an elaborate marijuana grow system with plants at various stages of growth. Approximately 20 pounds of finished product was recovered, according to a sheriff's press release.

Electricity was being stolen from Southern California Edison (SCE) at the three locations. The suspects were booked at Walnut Sheriff's Station and bail was set at $170,000.

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Bob@Az. @ 10/7/2012 4:35 PM

Hmm. Busted with a current crop worth $6 mil and bail is set at $170,000? Wonder what the net was on the last crop? Considering materials and grow time I'll bet they paid the bail in cash. Blues, stay safe.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/26/2012 12:07 AM

What a waste of manpower and resources. Pot should be legal.

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