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Marijuana Worth $4 Million Found in Diamond Bar Home: PHOTOS

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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

click to enlarge Weed! - LASD
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  • Weed!
Cops acting on a tip discovered $4 million worth of marijuana in a Diamond Bar house, sheriff's officials said today.

In a statement deputies called the operation "an elaborate marijuana grow system" that included the alleged theft of more than $100,000 worth of electricity, ostensibly for grow lights, irrigation systems and and cooling fans, from Southern California Edison.

The bust was made ...

... Monday after 5 p.m. in the 24000 block of High Crest Drive, according to the sheriff's statement.


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The neighborhood of single-family tract homes features curvy streets, cul-de-sacs and a very suburban vibe.

Deputies set up at the home and detained two suspects as they left the house, according to the sheriff's department.

click to enlarge Weed on the vine. - LASD
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  • Weed on the vine.

After getting a search warrant, they allege they found 1,000 plants growing and 400 pounds of weed ready to go.

Arrestees, according to the sheriff's statement, included:

click to enlarge Quite an alleged operation. - LASD
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  • Quite an alleged operation.

Guoyun Zheng ... 43 yrs of age, resident of city El Monte, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale with a bail set at $100,000.

Bat Chenh ... 32 yrs old, resident of Alhambra, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale in lieu of $100,000 bail.

They were due in court today.

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