MONTEBELLO, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were detained after an elaborate indoor marijuana farm was discovered in a building located next door to a school in Montebello Tuesday.
The discovery was made in the 3300 block of W. Beverly Boulevard around 5 p.m. Only an alley separates the property from Eastmont Intermediate School, police said.
Investigators with the Montebello Police Department served a search warrant at the property during after-school hours and seized approximately 700 marijuana plants. The drugs have an estimated street value of $300,000, police said.
The facility was outfitted with artificial lighting, fans, temperature controls, an odor control system, and soil and nutrients for the plants.
The investigation is ongoing.
Marijuana grow operation discovered near Montebello school; 2 detained