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Oak Hills bust nets nearly 2K pot plants

An extensive marijuana growing operation, including plants and electrical system, was found in a home on the 9100 block of Daisy Road in Oak Hills on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

May 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nearly 2,000 marijuana plants were seized from a home in Oak Hills after deputies served a search warrant.

Investigators conducted the bust on Thursday in the 9100 block of Daisy Road. Once inside the home, investigators found a sophisticated marijuana growing operation through the entire 3,200-square-foot house. They also discovered more than 1,700 marijuana plants and an advanced lighting, fan and filtering system.

Authorities say 26-year-old Qi He Li bypassed the electrical system and stole more than $69,000 in utilities during the past year. He was arrested.

Investigators say a tip from Southern California Edison led them to the house.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department's Narcotics Division at (909) 890-4840.