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Detectives seize $4 million in pot plants in San Gabriel Valley

August 17, 2010 | 10:42 pm

Sheriff's detectives seized 1,600 marijuana plants valued at $4 million Thursday from three homes in the San Confiscated pot plants.Gabriel Valley.

Seven suspects were detained by detectives as investigators raided the residences as part of the two-month investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Investigators also seized several firearms.

The homes were outfitted with sophisticated growing equipment. 

Lt. Douglass Fetterol called pot cultivation a "scourge in our communities" and said department investigators were continuing their investigation.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Confiscated pot plants. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department