Santa Ana marijuana task force seizes $5.7M worth of plants at illegal grow

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Santa Ana police detectives with the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force seized almost $5.7 million worth of marijuana from an illegal grow.

On Wednesday, authorities served a search warrant in the city at a suspected illegal marijuana grow in the 400 block of North Sullivan Street. The location was a large, warehouse-type of building in an industrial area.

Authorities received a tip about illegal activity in the warehouse from a concerned citizen.

After serving the search warrant, task force officers found a large, highly sophisticated marijuana grow inside the location. No one was found inside, police said.

Task force members seized about 2,400 plants - 338 pounds - of marijuana in various stages of growth with an estimated street value of nearly $5.7 million.

Authorities also found serious building code violations inside the warehouse and red-tagged the location. The investigation was ongoing.
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