Moreno Valley marijuana-grow bust nets $1.5M in pot, 3 arrests

MORENO VALLEY, Calif.

L.A. County Sheriff's investigators and U.S. Marshals Task Force detectives were conducting a surveillance operation on the 16400 block of Quarter Horse Road in Moreno Valley Thursday.

A parolee at large was suspected of cultivating marijuana for sale. Parolee Luc An, 43, was seen exiting the residence. He was then arrested for a parole violation and for cultivating marijuana for sale. Deputies searched the residence and found a large concealed marijuana-grow operation.

Numerous ultraviolet lights and water pumps were found along with 417 marijuana plants, estimated to be worth more than $1.5 million. The hydroponic growing equipment was estimated to be worth $100,000.

Two other suspects, Eddie Tran, 21, and Johnny Yuen, 22, both from the San Gabriel Valley, were subsequently arrested. They were held on $50,000 bail. An was held without bail.

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