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Antelope Valley pot bust began with routine traffic stop

Deputies found a major marijuana-growing operation in Littlerock in the Antelope Valley following a traffic stop on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

December 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A routine traffic stop led deputies to a major pot-growing operation in Littlerock in the Antelope Valley.

Deputies discovered the grow house near east Avenue S-10 and 92nd Street East.

It started when a deputy pulled a man over for talking on his cellphone on Wednesday. The deputy reportedly saw marijuana in the car and that led to the discovery of the marijuana grow house.

Investigators say the operators of the grow house were also stealing electricity.

Authorities found several hundred thousand dollars worth of marijuana.