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Rosemead drug bust nets more than $1 M of pot

A drug bust in Rosemead led to four arrests who were in possession of 2,140 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.5 million.

April 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Four suspects are expected to face a judge for the first time Friday after being accused of possessing more than a ton of marijuana. Alejandro Valencia, 25, Miguel Vasquez, 37, Angelica Vasquez, 20, and Manuel Vasquez, 29, were all arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and conspiracy to sell and transport marijuana.

On Tuesday afternoon, an anonymous caller reported several people moving something from a van into a home on the 9700 block of Loftus Drive. When deputies arrived, they saw four people running from the van which was parked in the driveway. Authorities say they found 2,140 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.5 million inside the van.

The three men and the woman were taken into custody. Their bail was set at $100,000 each.