Firefighters called Saturday morning to a burning home in north Stockton arrived to 30-foot flames and found a marijuana grow inside.
Deputy Fire Chief Paul Willette said there were 70 to 80 plants and the equipment to support them inside the home, in the 700 block of Paloma Avenue, and that substandard electrical work may have caused the fire. Continue reading Firefighters find pot plants in home
Firefighters responding to reports of smoke found marijuana-growing operations inside two more San Jose homes Monday. Police seized a few hundred plants at one location.
For the third time in the past week, fires in San Jose resulted in the discovery and seizure of residential marijuana-growing operations. Such illegal operations are not uncommon in the city, according to police.
“The unusual part is the fires,” officer Jose Garcia, a San Jose police spokesman, said Tuesday. Continue reading San Jose: Two more fires reveal pot-growing operations inside houses
OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) — Oakland Police found hundreds of marijuana plants in two apparently unrelated incidents this morning, including a fire at what turned out to be a growhouse, and the shooting of a grower.
Sergeant Jeff Thomason says that a 911 call came in after 3 am from a person who’d been beaten and shot in the leg by two people looking for his pot plants.
Officers came to the 3900 block of San Leandro Avenue, and found about 400 pot plants, hidden away.
“One of our officers detained three individuals who were walking away from the scene, two of which were identified by the victim,” he said. Continue reading Police Find About 700 Pot Plants in Two Unrelated Incidents
OAKLAND, CA (KGO) — An unexpected discovery was made on Tuesday in Oakland’s Chinatown. They found up to 400 marijuana plants with a street value of as much as $100,000 or more.
The plants were found in the back of a printing business by a city fire marshal who just happened to be doing a routine inspection in the neighborhood.
The pot was discovered right next door to an elementary school.
The printer, his wife, and her brother were all arrested. They claim to have permits to grow medical marijuana.