Someone dropped a dime on 42-year-old Zhichi Xu.
And at 7 a.m. yesterday cops went two Hacienda Heights marijuana grow houses allegedly tied to the man and found 1,400 plants, “elaborate marijuana grow systems,” and illegal electricity hook-ups that siphoned six-figures worth of juice, L.A. County sheriff's deputies said.
The residences were in …
… the 3300 block of Glennmark Drive and the 14800 block of Rockhill Drive, according to a sheriff's statement.
Narcotics Bureau detectives also came up with a search warrant for Xu's home (in the 300 block of Elm Avenue in San Gabriel) and say they found cash and “other evidence.”
Investigators say they were acting on a tip.
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Cops say the marijuana was worth a whopping $5 million.
They say that, after checking with Southern California Edison, stolen electricity at the grow houses could have been worth $125,000.
Xu was booked on suspicion of holding marijuana for sale and held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
All that weed will go up in smoke, and not the good way, either.