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Authorities uncover sophisticated pot-growing operation in Crestline

San Bernardino Pot Bust

Authorities serving a search warrant on a home in Crestline on Wednesday found 237 marijuana seedlings and cloned plants in a sophisticated growing operation.

The plants were in a room with temperature controls and growing lamps, along with a small amount of methamphetamine, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

Deputies apprehended Eric Dennison, 35, who lived at the home. He was booked on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and possessing methamphetamine and was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail, the department said.

Authorities said the search warrant was served after a deputy made a traffic stop of Dennison's vehicle and allegedly found a scale used to weigh drugs.


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Photo: Pot-growing operation discovered by deputies. Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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WOW! What a haul. You're doing a heck of a job.

I'm not taking sides on this but how is a cop allowed to search a car on a traffic stop? A scale could be used to weigh anything and based on a scale in his possession, his home is searched? There must be more to the story.

Law enforcement on traffic stops do not need burden of proof in order to stop you and search your car, If the officer has reason to believe your dirty he then can pull you out search your ride. If your caught dirty its all down hill from there for you.

I think the cops proberbly knew this guy was a bit dodgy and where just looking for the perfect excuse to bust his butt.


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