Tanning bed shop busted for pot operation

MODESTO, Calif. The business was apparently convincing enough that most neighbors suspected nothing out of the ordinary.

Investigators say "Solar Wolf," tanning bed repair used a specialized lighting and irrigation system to cultivate the plants.

Stanislaus County agents seized 1,300 /*marijuana*/ plants from inside the Modesto storefront.

Authorities set a conservative estimate in street sales of $1.5 million dollars.

Ron Gibson coaches boxing next door. He said he often wondered about the business since he never saw any material or products.

Authorities have wrapped up dismantling the operation. Now, they say their efforts switch to locating the suspects. They reportedly have some leads.


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