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Marijuana nursery is discovered inside Castaic home

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

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Just as the menace of bathtub gin and exploding stills ended with the repeal of Prohibition, so will the long-overdue end of the War on Drugs eliminate the danger of underground drug factories in residential neighborhoods.

How much corruption and harm to innocents are we willing to accept until then?

Good job LAPD, once again twarting that awful menace known as "Marijuana". I guess that means you just had all the other major crimes solved so then you worked on the files that were on the backburner. Kudos, all LAPD and DEA should receive MASSIVE raises! Just think of all the innocent lives saved on this glorious day! We the tax-payers are paying for this excellent use of tax-money.

I agree with Khavok24! What a waste of time and money! But let's not forget, these are the same people that have a "Bar" at their "training academy"! What are they training for? Alcoholism? What a bunch of greedy hypocrites!! Next, they'll want yet another raise because they wasted all the hard-earned tax dollars we CITIZENS PAY THEM because they blew it all FOR NOTHING! Where are their PRIORITIES? UPSIDE DOWN, I SAY! Go get the Real criminals!!


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