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LA Sheriffs' noses help lead them to pot bust in Lancaster

Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators in Lancaster followed their noses and made a major marijuana bust on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.
August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators in Lancaster followed their noses and made a major marijuana bust.

Members of the sheriff's burglary suppression team were patrolling near an industrial complex on Sixth Street West at about 4 p.m. Monday when they smelled the strong odor of marijuana.

After getting a search warrant, the team discovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation with about 600 plants growing inside a building.

The plants are estimated to have a street value of more than $1 million. One man was arrested at the scene. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.


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