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Discovery of 3,000 marijuana plants closes down 10 Freeway for hours

March 13, 2011 |  9:29 am

About 20 people were detained in connection with the illegal marijuana clinic. (KTLA-TV / March 12, 2011)

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.

ALSO:

Pot farm discovered inside Santa Ana warehouse

Man who reported marijuana stolen from home won't face charges

--Shelby Grad

Photo: LAPD bus outside warehouse where pot was discovered. Credit: KTLA News

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