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Marijuana nursery is discovered inside Castaic home

December 10, 2009 |  7:24 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies today uprooted a large marijuana nursery discovered inside a home in a residential neighborhood of Castaic.

The marijuana was found growing at a residence in the 28200 block of Royal Road after a citizen reported that the neighborhood smelled of pot, authorities said.

Detectives said they found 492 marijuana plants growing inside the home, which had been altered to maximize the size of the nursery. Even the bedrooms housed beds of plants, being individually fed with nutrients and water, officials said.

The electric meter, controlled by Southern California Edison, had been bypassed so that the amount of electricity to power two air-conditioning units and growing lights could not be detected, authorities said.

The recovered marijuana had a street value of $1 million or more, authorities said. 

—Ann M. Simmons