More than $5M in weed, meth seized from Whittier home

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- Whittier police and federal probation officers searched a home and found more than $5 million in weed and methamphetamine.

Authorities said around 10 a.m. Friday, officers joined the probation officers to conduct a search of a home in the 6700 block of Whittier Avenue. During the operation, authorities recovered 80 pounds of weed and 130 pounds of meth with an estimated street value of more than $5 million.

The drugs were stored in areas of the house and some of it was buried in the backyard. Weapons with high-capacity magazines were also found.

Irene Equigua, 36, who was on federal probation, was arrested and booked at the Whittier Police Department. The operation was conducted after a tip from a member of the public.
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