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Raids across San Fernando Valley yield thousands of marijuana plants

March 30, 2011 | 11:38 am

Officials from the FBI, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Los Angeles Police Department seized thousands of marijuana plants while serving search warrants across the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday.

Officials released no details, but law enforcement sources said six warehouses and residences were searched for evidence of marijuana cultivation and other criminal activity. Thousands of pot plants were confiscated, the sources said.

It was not immediately clear whether arrests were made, but dozens of law enforcement officers were involved in the operation.

The searches occurred in communities including Palmdale, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Canoga Park, Van Nuys.

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