The surveillance paid off when someone dropped off a load of ceramic donkeys, and about 1,500 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $1.5 million, was found inside the statues. Each donkey reportedly contained more than 5 kilos of marijuana.
Neighbor Chris Affolter lives next door and recalled a big rig arrived Tuesday at about 9 a.m.
"My mother-in-law said they just swooped in, and before you know it, the bust was all over with. It was a real quick thing," Affolter said.
There is no word yet on arrests as the investigation into the drug shipment continues.
Police said there was also a similar bust in Sun Valley, where 13 people were arrested.
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