Discovery of 3,000 marijuana plants closes down 10 Freeway for hours
The Los Angeles Police Department found 3,000 marijuana plants in a warehouse south of downtown L.A. on Saturday evening.
The incident shut down a section of the East L.A. interchange along the 10 Freeway west at Santa Fe Avenue for several hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Other surface streets were also closed around Santa Fe and Sacramento Street.
LAPD officials told KTLA News that up to 20 people were detained at the scene.
"As a result of that investigation, [officers] found thousands upon thousands of marijuana plants inside including growers, lights and fans," Commanding Officer Matt Blake told the station.
Photo: LAPD bus outside warehouse where pot was discovered. Credit: KTLA News