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Two arrested at Palmdale home where marijuana was being grown

November 30, 2011 |  6:40 am

Two men were arrested and a 160-plant marijuana-growing operation was dismantled by detectives conducting a probation search at a home in rural Palmdale.

Jonathan Cheatham was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly attempting to flee his home in the 18200 block of East Avenue S, said L.A. County sheriff's deputies.

John Allen also was arrested at the home on a warrant for forgery and fraud in Texas.

Detectives went to the home looking for Cheatham, who had an arrest warrant for marijuana cultivation. Cheatham ran into a lot in the back of the home before he was apprehended, investigators said.

On the property, detectives found a room, a shed and a camper shell allegedly used to grow marijuana. The street value of the seized drug was $10,000 to $20,000. Investigators said they also found a 12-gauge shotgun and an M1 carbine.

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-- Sam Quinones

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