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2 arrested, 278 pot plants seized in drug bust at Eastvale home

Gabriel Roger Minkie, 29, left, and Jacob Aaron Minkie, 27, right, are seen. They were arrested following a marijuana bust in Eastvale on Friday, June 28, 2013.

June 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two people were arrested and nearly 300 marijuana plants were seized after a police made a marijuana bust at a home in Eastvale on Friday.

Officers with Eastvale's Special Enforcement Team searched a home in the 14400 block of Saline Drive as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal residential marijuana grow operations in the city.

Officers discovered the home had been modified for the sole purpose of growing and selling marijuana, concentrated cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms. They also found evidence of a dangerous butane extraction process that was used to produce concentrated cannabis.

Authorities seized 278 marijuana plants, 65 pounds of processed marijuana, 50 fluid ounces of concentrated cannabis suspended in liquid, 5 ounces of concentrated cannabis, 17 ounces of psilocybin mushrooms, scales, packaging material and over $4,000.

Gabriel Roger Minkie, 29, and Jacob Aaron Minkie, 27 were arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.